Author: Brian Dykstra


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

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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