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FORGE Festival #2

Works Blog

FORGE Festival #2

Shannon Flaherty

Goat in the Road Productions is pleased to present FORGE Festival, a biennial micro festival of genre-bending performance work for New Orleans audiences, featuring some of the most accomplished theater artists in the city.  

May 11 - 13, 17 - 20
The Fortress of Lushington (2215 Burgundy St.)
$15 per show, $25 for both


Featuring This Must Be The Place (TMBTP - installation), The Distance of Sound, The Night With Mr. Bismuth, Shakesbeer, and Machine A.

The Distance of Sound
Darci Fulcher (Foreign to Myself) stars in this hilarious, heartbreaking one-person show, set somewhere beyond the seams of reality in a world where you can re-wind, re-live, and alter the memories of your past.  Created with Shannon Flaherty, Fulcher plays the mischievous Beatrice, who is sorting through the scraps of her life to find the memories that matter. ($15 tickets)

The Night With Mr. Bismuth
One of New Orleans most accomplished performers takes to the stage in his first one-man show:  Dylan Hunter stars as Mister Bismuth, the artificially intelligent host of a 23rd century late night talk show, The Night With Mister Bismuth.  The play is a hilarious, dark look at the future of human entertainment, and the ways that our technologies outlast us.  ($15 tickets)

Working with award winning Director and project creator Mark Routhier, GRP has taken the world’s most well-known love story, reduced it to half an hour, and paired it with some good old fashioned drinking games. Starring Julie Dietz, Mack Guillory III, and Lauren Malara, our interpretation of this tale of woe and amorous conquest will have audiences enjoying Romeo & Juliet in a whole new (slightly tipsy) way. (Free)

Machine A
Award-winning performer Cecile Monteyne (2015 Theater Person of the Year) and director Chris Kaminstein bring back their nationally-touring, critically acclaimed show, Machine A.  Over the course of 45 minutes the pair improvise a brand new one-act play from scratch, featuring improv like you’ve never seen it before. ($10 tickets)

This Must Be the Place (installation)
Local artist and theater maker Jen Davis brings her formidable talents as a director to This Must Be the Place, an interactive visual art installation.  The work is an evocative, dreamlike investigation of fate, individually tailored to each viewer. Is this for me? A recurring coincidence, a strangely specific message. You glance at the clock after an eternity to realize no time has passed at all. The radio fades through static to that song you used to know so well but can’t quite remember. Have the lights gone dim? This must be the place.  (Free)


FORGE Festival is supported by a Community Partnership Grant from the Jazz & Heritage Foundation, and the Fertel Foundation. Goat in the Road's 2017-18 season is made possible by a Community Arts Grant from the City of New Orleans and a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency. These grants are administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.