Silence

Author: Brian Dykstra

Silence

Description: Based on a true story, Silence, is the story of a group of “at risk” high school students at a summer arts camp in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s a coming out and coming of age story about self-expression, censorship and growing up.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 10/14/2011
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 110 Minutes
7 Females, 4 Males

NOTE: Silence is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to brian@briandykstra.net.

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Keywords: Art and Artists · Characters are Mostly Children/Students · Coming of Age · Gay and Lesbian · Large Cast Size · Mostly Female Characters · Naturalism/Realism · Single Set · The Theatre

Original Production Information

Silence received its premiere at Fenwick Theatre at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with the following cast and credits:

Frankie: Sara Ann Schleicher-Dilks
Eric: Neil Peterson
Riva: Allison Rudmann
Carnes: Emily Strong
Dodge:  Will Marfuggi
Taylor: Peter Harrison
Alaska: Elizabeth Constabile
Alison: Kristin Wheeler
Rhonda: Courtney Correnti
Mark: Tyler Dobrowsky
Parker: Elizabeth Sieghardt

Director: Margarett Perry
Set Design: William J. Rynders
Costume Design: Jodi Zanetti
Lighting Design: Katy Hallee
Stage Manager: Erin Butler