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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  • Cheryl Bear:
    26 May. 2021
    Things are changing for a daughter and her mother. Desire emerges and choices are being made from a human place of need and loneliness. Well done.
  • Marylou DiPietro:
    25 May. 2021
    Romeo is masterful at capturing the ripple effect caused by the behavior of these four characters. We root for them because we know their flaws are ours, we understand their needs at the moment those needs are the greatest and cannot be satisfied, we feel their desperation to hold on to what they believe is owed them. We see the ties that bind us might be what tears us apart, and that losing ourselves in the forest growing up around us can be as much a blessing as a curse. This is an important play that tells all our stories.
  • Lainie Vansant:
    16 Feb. 2021
    The moral ambiguity in this play is fascinating - while you can't condone the characters' behavior, their flaws make them interesting, and Romeo does a great job not letting you write them off completely. It's a beautiful Alzheimer's play and a mid-life crisis play with some beautiful imagery to boot. Check it out!

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    HBMG Foundation Winter Playwrights' Residency
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Mile Square Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
    ,
    2018

Awards

Kilroys List
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The Kilroys
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2019
Selection
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O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
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2018