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Forum Theatre Shutting Down July 31 After 14 Seasons

The Silver Spring Black Box Theatre will no longer be the home of Forum Theatre. Photo by Mike Mowery. Forum Theatre, a member of the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring, announced the organization would cease operations on July 31. As first reported by The Washington Post, the decision to close down after 14 seasons was made unanimously by Michael Dove, a cofounder and artistic director, and the organization’s board of directors. In a message yesterday to supporters, leadership wrote, “Our seasons were built to be conversation starters, with strong points of view and challenging questions from a variety of...

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Flying V Theatre Company Joins Theatre Consortium

Flying V Theatre has joined the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring, taking the place of Forum Theatre, which folded at the end of July. “We had been performing about once a year for the last couple of years at the Silver Spring Black Box, and I think we always hoped that if there had been a spot that opened up, the we might be able to make that a home of ours,” said Jason Schlafstein, the producing artistic director and a founder. “It’s a really amazing building and we love it. “The hope was never that a company would...

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Theatre Consortium Now Accepting Applications for Membership

Consortium members produce shows in the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. Photo by Mike Mowery. The Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring is accepting applications for membership, according to an announcement on the organization’s website. The consortium, which was formed in 2014, is made up of a group of theater companies that stage performances in the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre at 8641 Colesville Rd., next to the AFI Silver Theatre. One of those companies, Forum Theatre, recently announced the organization would cease operations on July 31 after 14 seasons. The other members are Lumina Studio Theatre, Live Garra Theatre...

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Upcoming Events Nov. 9-17

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, Nov. 9 County Council Town Hall Meeting for Silver Spring, Sligo Middle School, 1401 Dennis Ave., Reception 7:30, Meeting 8-9 p.m. Docs In Progress Seventh Annual Community Stories Festival, AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., opening night 6:30 p.m., various locations and times for the rest of the festival, which runs through Nov. 12 Thursday, Nov. 10 Alianza Americas Conference, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, 9:30 a.m. Tribute to America’s Veterans Concert with The Natty Beaux, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran’s Place, 6 p.m. Montgomery Parks Community Meeting,...

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Upcoming Events, April 19-26

Friday, April 19 Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Friends of the Library Book Drive & Drop Off, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., (enter the alley off Bonifant St.), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Earth Day Celebration, Takoma Park-silver Sprig Co-op, 201 Ethan Allen Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. “Spirituality & Men,” discussion group, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 1:30-3 p.m. Comedian Jaboukie Young-White, Cultural Arts Center, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., $5-$10, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21 Carpe Diem-Washington Revels Community & Family Sing,...

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