2021: The Forest

About the Play

“Welcome to The Forest. Please go ahead and take a look around.”
With that, the employees of Duncan Chem, a company that produces poisonous chemicals, are welcomed on their team-building retreat in the wilderness by park manager Hecate Thorne. Expecting nothing but a light-hearted trip to nature with some rather annoying co-workers, the Duncan Chem crew is soon confronted with a tragic turn of events when Richard Duncan, proud owner of the company, is murdered in his sleep.

About the Authors

Carmen Aeschbacher is a student of English and Musicology and has been part of the BPM for 2 years, first as the producer’s assistant in 2019 and then as head producer in 2020. She also acted in our Christmas play in 2018.

Isabel Schmidt studies English and Communication and Media Research. Her BPM journey started last year when she was the general assistant and a stage hand.

Isabel and Carmen were discussing Shakespeare during a study break and coincidentally discovered that both would like to try their hand at adapting one of his plays for a modern audience. Aside from writing the script themselves, they will also co-direct their adaption together.


Alexander Macbeth – William Jones
Kate Macbeth – Jelena Taylor Botacio
Rose Macduff – Eliza Eckhart
Claudio Banquo – Fernando Nunes Borba
Aliena Weïrd – Judith Dürig
Celia Weïrd – Pascale Albrecht
Richard Duncan – Alexander Schulz
Emilia Lennox – Naomi Schenkel
Malcolm Duncan – Gian-Luca Kuoni
Nick Porter – Jana Eberle
Hecate – Ladina Mauchle


Co-Directors – Isabel Schmidt
Carmen Aeschbacher
Producer – Pernille Meier
Producer’s Assistant – Isabel Adarraga
Treasurer – Andrin Albrecht
Treasurer’s Assistant – Ladina Mauchle
Head of Stage – Melina Jobbins
Stage Crew – Gian-Luca Kuoni
Lorena Schnüriger
Head of Marketing – Pascale Albrecht
Photography – Leticia Peredo
Videography – Sinja Bucher
Graphic Design – Nadia Hofmann
Head of Costume – Lux Katharina Züst
Costume Crew – Wilmari Claasen
Ladina Mauchle
Head of Music – Andrin Albrecht
Music Assistant – Cédric Stüssi
Lighting Technician / IT – Noah Lang