Erin Celello’s (MFA ’02) second novel, Learning to Stay, has become the first commissioned play presented by Forward Theater in Madison. Its world premiere runs through April 9. Celello’s novel is about a soldier who returns from Iraq with a traumatic brain injury and a wife struggling to understand the man she no longer recognizes. It was featured as the first pick of the Wisconsin State Journal Book Club in 2013. To see an article on the book's transition to a play and Celello's reaction, click here.
Alumna's Novel Becomes Commissioned Play