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.
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 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families in mind, and is a place where all kids can be themselves.
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!
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.
Bricolage is located at 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Limited street parking is available on Liberty Avenue. The closest public parking garages are the Smithfield Liberty Garage, the Greyhound Transportation Center, and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center; check the ParkPGH website or download their app for real-time updates on available parking downtown. View a list of nearby restaurants here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Story coming soon!
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
Prop Designer/Engineer: Anton Miriello
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.