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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  • Ross Tedford Kendall:
    20 Sep. 2020
    A simple story, yet brimming with emotion. Every character has a relatable point of view, and the decisions they make, good or bad, are ones we may make if thrust into the situation. This play really explores the human element in its subjects. Highly recommended.
  • Ruth Cooper:
    11 Sep. 2020
    This play made me cry. Lia Romeo profoundly captures desperation and loneliness. It has been a long time since reading a play (or reading anything at all) has triggered such visceral sense memory. Beautiful imagery and endless heart.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    15 Jan. 2020
    A quirky, offbeat, often times hilarious, and human story told with an extraordinarily deft hand, Romeo explores caretaking of various forms and its impacts. The four characters in this piece are vibrantly rendered and nuanced--though they oftentimes skirt around saying what they directly mean, their intentions, actions, and reactions are crystal clear and completely plausible. It is a testament to the writing that, even when the characters do and say eyebrow-raising things, the actions come from a truthful and compelling to watch place. Lastly, the theatrical world crafted here blends sharp realism with just enough whimsy and lyricism. Gorgeous!

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

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