Forum Theatre in Silver Spring is currently running a production of Steven Yockey’s Pluto, directed by Forum’s artistic director Michael Dove. Pluto is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, which received productions at Actors Express in Atlanta and Know Theatre in Cincinnati before opening at Forum, and is also currently running at the […]
When something terrible happens, we go to another planet. Time warps and stops. Pain presses against the glass, begging, demanding to be let in. In Steve Yockey’s lovely, unsettling play, the planet is Pluto—a planet lonely, dark and cold—and recently demoted to dwarf star status.
Meena’s Dream: Let It Live On
Meena’s Dream closed two weeks ago at Forum Theatre at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, but the artistic team and D.C. audiences want the dream to live on. The Meena’s Dream team (Anu, Anjna, Rajna, Sam, Ronee, and more) are raising money to take Meena’s Dream on tour. The funds will go toward recording […]
“Your imagination can pierce reality,” says Hindu God Lord Krishna to nine-year-old Meena in the world premiere of Meena’s Dream at Forum Theatre. I left one-part inspired and one-part devastated – inspired by the music, message, and unparalleled talent of writer and performer Anu Yadav, and devastated because productions like this are too rare.
Agnes Under the Big Top
I did not enjoy the circus growing up. The attractions smelled of woodchips and perspiration, the animals looked too large for their cages, and God only knows, I’d think to myself, when that so-called tent-pole is going to give. There seemed to be so much at stake. Written by Aditi Brennan Kapil and directed by […]
Forum’s unclear future leads to a high risk decision – nearly free theatre
“It’s about trust…like a stage dive.” Most Artistic Directors of local theatre companies would probably not compare a change in ticketing policy to taking a flying jump into a mosh pit. Then again, most Artistic Directors around town aren’t offering their entire season — every performance of every production — for as little as the […]
Theatre for nearly nothing. Who’s tried it?
In Minneapolis, a company called Mixed Blood garnered national attention when it introduced its policy of “radical hospitality,” essentially shifting to a “free entry” model. The Name Your Price-style ticketing now being tried by Forum Theatre all season and Theater Alliance for Thursday productions of Brok-ology is based on that experience.
The T Party
The six foot tall panda bear that saunters onstage in the middle of Natsu Onoda Power’s beguiling new ensemble show is rather unexpected. Unless, that is, you’ve gotten to know Onoda Power’s work over the past few years.
Clementine in the Lower 9
Dan Dietz’s drama of a family trying to recover and rebuild nine months after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans is proof of the adage that adversity doesn’t build character, but instead reveals it. Forum Theatre’s artistic team gives an absorbing and revealing production to this area premiere.
Scott Patterson on the music of Clementine in the Lower 9
The gods moved to New Orleans for the music. So goes the premise of Dan Dietz’s riff on an ancient Greek tragedy, Clementine in the Lower 9, the latest from Forum Theatre, opening May 23rd at Round House – Silver Spring.
Forum brings back Last Days of Judas Iscariot in 2013-14 season
Forum Theatre’s fifteenth season will include a revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Forum’s sensational hit from its 2007-2008 season, from May 22 to June 14.
At a time when drone strikes and economic sanctions have glazed over the horror of war, Forum Theatre’s riveting 9 Circles chooses to yank the jarring human toll back into the spotlight. Playwright Bill Cain’s unnerving modern reimagining of Dante’s Inferno offers a mind bending journey through a wayward soldier’s transgression, judgment, and penance amid […]