Making Some Noise

Juliana, Emma and Nell see Nazis and terrorists around every corner. This is noted as the three sisters gather yet again for the anniversary of their mother’s tragic death on 9/11. What is the make-up of a life? Is it reduced to belongings and haphazard memories? They have basically been sitting Shiva every September 11th terror attacks. Juliana’s grieving tradition has taken a toll on her marriage. Emma who...
Juliana, Emma and Nell see Nazis and terrorists around every corner. This is noted as the three sisters gather yet again for the anniversary of their mother’s tragic death on 9/11. What is the make-up of a life? Is it reduced to belongings and haphazard memories? They have basically been sitting Shiva every September 11th terror attacks. Juliana’s grieving tradition has taken a toll on her marriage. Emma who is always quick to please anyone is ready for a change. Things are turned upside down when Nell returns home and no longer wishes to continue the grieving tradition. A Eugene O'Neill Semi-Finalist.
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Making Some Noise

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  • Emily Hageman:
    22 Apr. 2018
    Haas has done it again. Three sisters, as similar as they are unique, gather together to stay in place for another year. Each character is lovingly and beautifully fully fleshed out--and their mother is a living entity, weaving around the sisters and speaking through them. This play is not a grim dwelling on the tragedy of 9/11, it is a celebration of life and how time continues to spin forward. Haas has made a beautiful noise with this play and as always shines a beautiful light in the darkest of places.
  • Ben Rosenblatt:
    19 Apr. 2018
    A tender and insightful portrait of a family's grief and how they cope. Haas' three characters are fully and compellingly realized and their occasionally hostile sisterly interchanges are pure gold. True mastery in psychology and family dynamics at work in this play, as well as a great lesson in moving on and letting go.
  • David Hansen:
    16 Apr. 2018
    A trio of sisters whose mother perished in one of the towers. Each copes with the trauma of their mother's death in different ways; fetishization, obsession, denial. The question on the table is how long must we grieve? What is appropriate? Spending time with these women, even as they wrestle with the point of their self-made holiday, I was happy for them because whatever disagreements these unique and engaging characters might have, this day has continued to bring them together under one roof. Haas creates a touching, witty and memorable drama of ritual, remembrance, and acceptance.

Development History

  • Reading
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    The Bechdel Group, NYC
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    2017
  • Reading
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    Workhouse Theatre (full length version)
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    2016
  • Workshop
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    T.E.A.S.E., Little Lifeboats, Minneapolis, MN
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    2016