“Bold…poignant…rich in telling detail… You won’t soon forget Forgotten Kingdoms.“
– Washington Post (CLICK HERE for full review)
On a small island in Indonesia, a wooden house balances on stilts over a churning sea. In this house Reverend David Holiday tries to convert a skeptical young local whose fate has become improbably intertwined with his own. At stake this night is the life of the young man’s father, the future of this island’s ancient culture and the happiness of an American family caught between worlds. As the night turns into morning, the fate of David’s haunted young son becomes the biggest question of all.
Conversations with Five Makers of ‘Forgotten Kingdoms’ at Rorschach Theatre:
A feature article by Michael Poandl for DCMTA
“Part cross-cultural collision, part family melodrama, part theological thriller, part audacious myth-making, Rorschach Theatre’s Forgotten Kingdoms contains such rich content it’s like riding a rip tide.”
–DC Metro Theatre Arts (CLICK HERE for full review)
DEVELOPMENT AND AWARDS HISTORY:
Staged Reading with the Jakarta Players (Jakarta, Indonesia): January 2017
Staged Reading at the Kennedy Center’s 2016 Page-to-Stage Festival: September 2016
Staged Reading at MTWorks National Newborn Festival (New York, NY): January 2013
Staged Reading at Wordsmyth Theater (Houston. TX): 2012
Winner of 2012 Larry Neal Writer’s Competition
Staged Reading with National New Play Network: 2011
Written under the guidance of Deborah Brevoort, Darrah Cloud and Rogelio Martinez in Goddard College MFA program.