It’s Suicide Prevention Day: Read this excerpt from ‘The Forest’


Today is World Suicide Prevention Day today. The suicide of a loved one makes loved ones feel powerless, confused, speechless, paralyzed. You want to do something, but you feel empowered to do … nothing.

I feel a natural urge to act out against doing nothing. So here is my … something.

I present to you the first scene of the play I recently completed called “The Forest.” It is not a “suicide play,” per se. It is simply the story of a mother and a daughter’s journey to reclaim their lives after a common loss. That’s not so scary, is it?

I hope this play means something to some of you some day. Click here to download the excerpt:

THE FOREST excerpt

By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at