[LIVE WEBCAST: Mad Forest] Photo by Studio Incendo
Photo by Studio Incendo


A Play from Romania 
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Ashley Tata

A landmark event blending live performance and technology—the Bard College Theater & Performance Program's reimagining of Caryl Churchill's sly, funny, and surreal account of the Romanian Revolution, was performed live by actors in isolation from 14 remote locations using a specially modified version of Zoom.

Romania. December 25th, 1989. A dictator is executed. A totalitarian regime topples. What happens next? Caryl Churchill’s 1990 play depicts life during and after a repressive dictatorship. Reimagined as a digital presentation by a professional creative team and student performers, this 30-year old work approached from a 2020 point of view powerfully resonates with our current global state.

The live webcast of Mad Forest was a project of UPSTREAMING: the Fisher Center’s Virtual Stage. 

Mad Forest Returns!

The Bard Theater & Performance Program production of Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest transfers Off-Broadway to Theatre for a New Audience for three live, virtual performances.

May 22–27
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