Cesear’s Forum’s most recent work, A FUGITIVE’S LESSON, represented two plays of absurdist fiction by Eugene Ionesco and Ugo Betti. The plays continue the company’s mission to innovate, educate, and entertain.

The company is currently in abeyance until Fall 2024.


Tricia Bestic & Ron Newell
Joe Milan & Daniel Telford
Gilgamesh Taggett and Leslie Andrews
Tina D. Stump

Past production photos:

Stuart Hoffman in Larry Shue's WENCESLAS SQUARE
Lee Mackey & Sheila Maloney in Hugh Whitemore's STEVIE
Adina Bloom & Brian Zoldessy in Lanford Wilson's BETROTHAL

Cesear’s Forum is dedicated to presenting unconventional, new or lesser known plays that explore theory and technique to reveal aspects of the social, political, economic and ideological properties of daily life. The company produces intermittently, on a project by project basis (unusual in Cleveland), currently, one play per year, rather than a traditional seasonal approach.

Brian Bowers, Julia Kolibab, Tricia Bestic, and Dana Hart in Yasmina Reza’s LIFE x 3

Intimate, minimalist, professional and distinctly non-commercial, the company operates from a truly non-profit perspective.

“Sometimes words, by themselves or in recurrent patterns, will blaze up in fiery exchanges or subside in aching whispers; sometimes a grimace, a tear, the movement of a hand, or a break in speech will hint better than spoken language what passes show.”   –Marvin Rosenberg
Julia Kolibab in Joan Didion's THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING

We are grieving the loss of our dear friend, colleague, actor, and board member
Brian Jeffery Bowers.

“We are not what we might be
What we are outlaws all extrapolation
Beyond the interval of now and here:
White whales are gone with the white ocean.” – Sylvia Plath