Detective Rob and his nervous team have seven days to catch Josephine, the tongue-cutter, before she silences everyone.

The play was inspired by one short improvisation between Kathleen Doyle and Yoka Jones four years ago and developed in the Thursday Group ensemble–shared personal examinations, and improvisation in poor-theatre-modes making metaphors around the legacy of trauma.

A story of a heroine who tries to find a path through the tangled undergrowth of unwanted memories, Silent forest is a psychological thriller of yugen-shadows, a fragmented noir in full-body mode.

…in the sanctity of any normal street, odd or even side, if you listen, you will hear a cry for help.
-Josephine

Performers: Rodrigo Calderón, Matthew Crosby, Kathleen Doyle, Eidann Glover, Alana Hoggart, and Lorna McLeod

Writer/director: Matthew Crosby

The Thursday Group facilitators: Matthew Crosby, Kathleen Doyle

Production Manager: Alana Hoggart

Paper work: Noriko Ikaga

The play has been developed with the shifting collaboration of The Thursday Group: Glynis Angel, Elise Britton, Rodrigo Calderón, Matthew Crosby, Kathleen Doyle, Molly Farquharson, Eidann Glover, Alana Hoggart, Yoka Jones, Caitlin Lavery, Lorna McLeod, Nilees Suhasini, and Gareth Trew.

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