A man wakes up to find out that he's dead with only a stranger there to greet him. As he struggles to remember the life he left behind, he discovers there are some things — some ones— not so easily forgotten.

Forgetting is written by playwright Jillian Leff and directed by Breahan Eve Pautsch .


Breahan eve pautsch

Breahan Eve Pautsch (Director) is originally from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. She earned her B.A. in theatre and English at University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been working in Chicago as an actor and director since 2003. She is a co-Artistic Director of Akvavit Theatre, where she has been a company member since 2011, having also served as Literary Manager and Director of Development. She is also a company member with Indie Boots Theatre. As a director, she has worked with Akvavit, Indie Boots, Raven Theatre, Wildclaw Theatre, The International Voices Project, Hobo Junction Productions, Full Voice Productions, Mudgeonsoul Cinema, Broken Nose Theatre and Stockyards Theatre Project.

Ryan david heywood

Ryan David Heywood (Man) has worked with the following theater companies around Chicago: Artistic Home, Oracle, City Lit and Akvavit. He is grateful to GhostLight Ensemble for holding this festival. And especially grateful to Breahan and Taylor for all their hard work. Find out more at RyanDavidHeywood.com.


Taylor Raye

Taylor Raye (Woman) is excited to be working on such a cool script! She was last seen in both the ArciText and Indie Boots short play festivals, as well as The Kid Thing at Nothing Without a Company. She's represented by Big Mouth Talent.