The Forest

Juliet is losing her marriage. Her mother Pam is losing her memory. And there's a mysterious forest growing in and around their living room. Is it any wonder Juliet starts sleeping with one of her high school students? A play about weird love and what to do when there aren't any right answers.
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The Forest

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  • Abraham Johnson:
    1 Apr. 2019
    I read this play a week ago and the images still feel totally vivid. Lots of retina-burn in this script. It's beautiful and tragic and messy and fun and awkward and just a lovely play. Finishing the last scene made me call my mom. Really, really love this!
  • Unicorn Theatre:
    28 Mar. 2019
    This play was a SEMIFINALIST for the 2019-2020 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support THE FOREST.
  • Tyler Dwiggins:
    15 Nov. 2018
    The Forest is a deeply empathetic dramedy about loss. Despite dealing with heavy topics like dementia and divorce, the writing never loses its natural buoyancy or humor. Lia Romeo has an immense gift for crafting complicated characters and for consistently shifting the power dynamics of their relationships. Crackling with humanity, The Forest is a beautiful play about a mother and daughter struggling to stay rooted to the ground.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    HBMG Foundation Winter Playwrights' Residency
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Mile Square Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Athena Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Crashbox Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Mason Holdings
    ,
    2017

Awards

Selection
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O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
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2018