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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  • Kristen Palmer:
    9 Nov. 2021
    What a beautiful play, economically structured - each image, character and element adding to a resonant whole. So good.
  • Bethany Dickens Assaf:
    26 Oct. 2021
    One of those plays that leaves you breathless and aching (in the best way!). I was immediately struck by the generosity and warmth between Juliet and Pam - though I've read many plays about memory loss, their resigned and often-gracious understanding was a wonderful element I'd never seen depicted before. Romeo also perfectly captures the heaviness of and unsolvable disagreements and differences between the two women. This is a very lived-in relationship that develops into a meaningful and compellingly complicated story about loss - how it entangles, empties, and changes us. And that ending - wow.
  • 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.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Mile Square Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    HBMG Foundation Winter Playwrights' Residency
    ,
    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