The Forgetting Room

In the aftermath of a school shooting, three teenagers are brought to the Forgetting Room so they can rest in peace. Part of the #Gun Control Now Protest Plays Project.
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The Forgetting Room

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  • Sharai Bohannon:
    15 Apr. 2019
    This play gave me so many feelings and I'm pretty sure it's going to weigh on me the rest of the day. Haas has written a gripping play that deserves to be read, produced, discussed, and discussed some more. This is masterful work!
  • Everett Robert:
    11 May. 2018
    I was not prepared for the emotional gut punch this play is. A brilliant use of the pace and timing, of naturalistic dialog and the supernatural, of what is seen and heard and what ISN'T seen and what ISN'T heard. This is a deep, religious, reflection on death in general, and what caused these characters deaths. This is a play that should be seen and performed at every play festival about gun control.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    9 Apr. 2018
    Gut-wrenching and hard, this short play has a huge impact. Haas's pace is perfect, guiding us through this intense moment in time.

Character Information

  • Prayer
    teens-adults; ageless,
    Any
    ,
    Any
    a prayer, away from the action – could be on a stool away from the room; could also be an offstage voice. No characters see or hear Prayer.
  • Mariah
    17,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A new arrival to the "Forgetting Room."
  • Mackenzie
    teens-70's; ageless,
    Any
    ,
    Any
    A crisis counselor
  • Jackson
    17,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    A new arrival to the "Forgetting Room."
  • Corona
    18,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A new arrival to the "Forgetting Room."

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    L.A. Loft
    ,
    2018