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Inevitably ‘The State’ is a stark reminder that we are the actions we take, especially — why take this for granted? — when we are free.

Washington Post review of Alexander Manuiloff’s The State No actors and no director: Bulgarian theater experiment ‘The State’ tells us who we are.


This impression is aided immeasurably by director Michael Dove — Forum’s longtime artistic director — who displays here a superior hand with the play’s clipped, episodic naturalism. Rhythm, choreography and even improvisation are essential ingredients of “Love and Information,” and Dove shows a keen mastery of the play’s unusual demands...It’s always a banner day when a director gets to reveal another elevation of their talent, as Dove does here.

Washington Post review of Love and Information by Peter Marks. "57 plays in one evening? Who’d go to such a thing? You should."


History will judge us by how we responded to this crisis, and we can’t waste any time,” said Michael Dove, producing artistic director of the Forum Theater. “We can’t choose silence.

New York Times article, "Onstage, Rapidly Reacting to the Dawn of the Trump Era" about the new play Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan.  Feb. 5, 2017

 


This spring, the company has decided swiftly to add to its calendar “Building the Wall,” by Robert Schenkkan, the Tony-winning author of the procedural drama about Lyndon B. Johnson, “All the Way.”

Washington Post article, "What do we do in the time of Trump?" about DC Theatre's response to the Trump presidency which featured information of Forum Theatre's production of Building the Wall. Feb. 5, 2017