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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  • Aleks Merilo:
    7 Aug. 2019
    A totally unique theatrical venture that manages to blur the line between what is relatable and what is fantastical. The at times heavy content is fused with offbeat wit and whimsey, with priceless dialogue along the way ("I actually used to cry in the grocery store all the time."). The imagery makes this play feel like a painting that has come alive. What I like the most is that Romeo respects the intelligence of the audience enough to present us with symbolism without spelling out hammering us over the head with its meaning. I always enjoy her work.
  • 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.

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