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.“
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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