The Forest of Everywhere

  • May 17 - June 3, 2018

  • All Ages

  • $12 - First Chaperone is FREE

The Forest of Everywhere

An enchanted open-world adventure where kids can be themselves! Dig for bugs, play magical instruments, and help our furry animal friends explore the forest.

Buy Tickets $12

A colossal storm has rearranged the entire globe, causing whole cities to change locations! Swept up from all across the world, our furry and feathered animal friends have found refuge in a beautiful enchanted Forest. Help Don Key the dancing burro, Esther the singing ostrich, and Simon the napping alpaca adjust to their new home as you dig for bugs, play instruments, and make your mark in the chalk cave.

This fully accessible experience takes your kids out of their seats and into a real-life adventure. They’ll explore an open-world environment, have one-on-one interactions, and play without the restrictions and rules of traditional theater. Sitting is not a requirement. Being quiet for long periods of time is not a requirement. The Forest of Everywhere was built with children on the autism spectrum and their families in mind, and is a place where all kids can be themselves.

Click HERE for more information about planning your visit, including parking and places to eat!

EQT Children’s Theater Festival
The Forest of Everywhere was originally commissioned as Welcome to Here in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the EQT Children’s Theater Festival in 2016. Bricolage is proud to premiere The Forest of Everywhere in conjunction with the 2018 EQT Children’s Theater Festival as a recommended show. The Festival takes place in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District May 17-20, 2018. For more info and tickets, click here!

Photos of children playing in the Forest of Everywhere
Photos by Handerson Gomes
The Forest of Everywhere illustration by Rachel Arnold Sager

 

Arriving For Your Visit

All children must be accompanied by an adult. When you arrive, follow the posted signs to check in. Restrooms, changing tables, and a breastfeeding area are available. While we will do our best to accommodate the unique needs of all participants, late guests may be unable to enter the Forest at their scheduled time. Click HERE for more information about planning your visit, including parking and places to eat!

Accessibility

Bricolage’s production, The Forest of Everywhere, is mindful of sensory sensitivities. There are no loud noises, bright lights, or abrupt surprises. If your child is ever feeling overstimulated, a comfort zone is available at all times. Bricolage’s space at 937 Liberty Avenue is designed for wheelchair access and features accessible all-gender restrooms. Bricolage also provides accommodations such as audio description through its Immersive Companion program. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. We encourage patrons to identify any specific accommodations that would make their experience more enjoyable, or any other requests, in the comments section when purchasing tickets, by calling us at 412.471.0999, or by emailing Fred at fred@webbricolage.org.

Click here to view the Social Story for The Forest of Everywhere!

Meet the Cast & Crew

Director/Writer: Tami Dixon
Performers: David Bielewicz, Parag S. Gohel, Tal Kroser, Missy Moreno, Renee Rabenold, Kelsey Robinson, & Grayson Rumsey
Stage Manager: Katelyn Colwell
Scenic Designer: Stephanie Mayer-Staley
Assistant Scenic Designer: Tucker Topel
Technical Director: Hank Bullington
Costume Designer: Madison Hack
Sound Design Team: District 5 Sound (Sarah Pickett, David Gotwald, & Chris Evans)
Lighting Designer: Jenna Ferree
Assistant Lighting Designer: Jacob Wesson
Master Electrician: Piper Clement

The original version of this production was created in collaboration with Jackie Baker, David Bielewicz, Siovhan Christensen, Parag S. Gohel, Missy Moreno, Gayle Pazerski, Grayson Rumsey, and Stephanie Mayer-Staley.

See What Everyone Else Is Saying

  • "But there’s no conventional narrative. Rather, families wander a forest-themed playground decked out with life-sized, corrugated-cardboard trees, meeting hand-puppet animals and friendly park rangers. There are sing-alongs, sensory-based activities, crafts and more."

    – BILL O'DRISCOLL, 90.5 WESA
  • "Puppets are key players in the experience, and there is a new one in the Forest — Sobi is an ancient crocodile with mystical powers that is geared toward connecting to older children."

    – SHARON EBERSON, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Tami Dixon and Grayson Rumsey stop by to talk about the “The Forest of Everywhere” live on KDKA.

    – KDKA TV
  • "You’ll meet a dancing burro who has lost his groove. And you need to help him get his groove back. You’ll meet a singing ostrich who lost her song. She needs you to sing with her and play her magic harp and then she’ll feel a little bit more grounded."

    – Christopher Scott Wyatt, The Autistic Me Podcast
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Special Thank You To Our Sponsors

  • The Edith L. Trees Educational & Charitable Trust Fund
  • FedEx Ground
  • The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • District 5 Sound