During our nation's ongoing public health emergency, planning live theater events comes with a lot of uncertainty. The "new normal" means being prepared to postpone events or move them online to make sure our audience and community stay safe. At the same time, we want to continue to be a "lab" for writers to develop new plays, and a place for artists and theatergoers to keep having passionate conversations about current issues. In that spirit, we are excited to announce these three projects with tentative dates and locations. As each event is coming up on the calendar, please check back here for the latest announcements.
Sounds of Madness: A Workshop Presentation
A New Play by Ashley Lauren Rogers
Adapted from the stories of Edgar Allen Poe
Directed by Noah Dawson
March 28 at 4:00 PM
Weston Auditorium at Fitchburg State University
367 North Street, Fitchburg, MA
Free with donations accepted
Three people, stuck together in the same cell of an asylum, tell stories of crime and horror. As their misdeeds come pouring out, the tales begin to overlap and combine. This script-in-hand presentation is a chance to be part of the process of bringing three classic Edgar Allen Poe stories to life on stage: “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Black Cat,” and “The Casque of Amontillado.”
This production is being postponed to early summer 2021. Please check in January for the full announcement.
Past Tense: Five Short Plays
Postponed - New Dates TBA
Wallace Theater for Performing Arts
McKay Building at Fitchburg State University
67 Rindge Road, Fitchburg, MA
$10 General / $5 Students & Seniors (60+)
Join The Forge Theater Lab for a lineup of short plays about people coming face-to-face with their past selves. By turns comic, poignant, and powerful, these stories explore the challenge of living in the present when you can see the past in the mirror.
Featuring works by Steven Beck, Matt Cogswell, Cayenne Douglass, Ken Green, and Ashley Lauren Rogers.
Logo and graphics designed by Monique Guthrie.