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January 6, 2013

‘We Tiresias’: Try not to myth it
Washington Post - Peter Marks
"It’s gratifying to see organizations as multidimensional as the Kennedy Center and as focused as Forum making time and using space to take care of Washington’s own composers and dramatists. This is what a community actively engaged in developing the skills of its artists does ... 
The spinning of a good yarn over a glass of wine or a bottle of beer is a time-honored dramatic device, employed here once again to engrossing effect."
November 15, 2012
Able Cain
Washington Blade: America's Leading Gay News Source - Patrick Folliad
"Julia Harman Cain vividly remembers her first encounter with Forum Theatre. Not long after moving to DC in 2007, she attended a performance of the Round House Silver Spring resident company’s production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" ...
By the following season, Cain was working as associate producer on the company’s production of “Angels in America,” gay playwright Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opus about AIDS. And in 2010, Cain (who is gay) was named Forum’s managing director."

September 26, 2012

Forum debuts ‘Holly Down Heaven’ in Silver Spring: Round House Theatre takes talking dolls, teen pregnancy tale to an entirely different level
Montgomery County Gazette - Virginia Terhune
"Is 15-year-old Holly really conversing with the dolls that line the walls of her basement, especially with the blonde puppet in the scarlet red dress that looks -- and talks -- like Broadway legend Carol Channing? Or is this a two-way conversation that’s only going on in Holly’s head?
It’s a question that arises during production of “Holly Down in Heaven,” a play about some of the decisions facing an academically smart, but emotionally immature, pregnant teenager who comes back from church camp a born-again Christian."


September 25, 2012

Theater: ‘Holly Down in Heaven’
Washington Post Backstage - Jessica Goldstein
"'Holly Down in Heaven,' the play by Kara Lee Corthron that is enjoying its world premiere at Forum Theatre, marks Forum’s first run with a resident playwright.
“I’m learning how exciting it is to have that type of collaboration,” said artistic director, Michael Dove, who is directing the production. “Having every brain in the room . . . really informs [the play] in a great way.”


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