Another Kind of Silence

A fully bilingual play (English & American Sign Language), ANOTHER KIND OF SILENCE tells the story of Evan, a writer who -- after a decade of marriage to her composer husband -- finds herself falling in love with an artist named Chap, who is already partnered herself. Set in modern Greece (that bedrock of myth), the play follows the two couples and their four souls as they confront the hard questions in...
A fully bilingual play (English & American Sign Language), ANOTHER KIND OF SILENCE tells the story of Evan, a writer who -- after a decade of marriage to her composer husband -- finds herself falling in love with an artist named Chap, who is already partnered herself. Set in modern Greece (that bedrock of myth), the play follows the two couples and their four souls as they confront the hard questions in long-term partnership, the challenges of communication, the transformative nature of desire, and the mysteries of a changing self.
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Another Kind of Silence

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  • Kevin Sparrow:
    21 Mar. 2020
    This is a beautiful play full of taut feelings and deep sensuality. I was drawn in by the beautiful language, the complex character dynamics, and the unpacking of the myth of Eurydice and Orpheus (whose story is it really?) through a queer lens. The play also stands out as exemplary in utilizing ASL as a primary language of the script, going beyond an idea of "interpretation" into a deeper interconnectedness that was thrilling to read. I recommend giving it a read and championing it to your local theatre communities.
  • Benjamin Benne:
    26 Feb. 2020
    The standout at Denver Center's New Play Summit this year. It's language is jawdropping gorgeous and the relationships are some of the most delicate and sophisticated I've seen on stage in a while. The overall form, that pulls from Greek conventions and myth to invoke a chorus and an Orpheus/Eurydice parallel, is so innovative and brilliant. The play reaches beyond mere thought or emotion to a spiritual plane that made me think about the limits of language and how much weight and meaning a silence can hold. It's so achingly beautiful; I was holding my breath at the end.
  • Catherine Weingarten:
    21 Jul. 2017
    This play is sexy and sad and makes you feel things harddd. Was a pleasure reading it at Sewanee and think the writing is just so raw and passionate, hope to see it produced! Love that L is boldly writing challenging, visceral new plays American audiences haven't seen.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Denver Center Theatre Company
    ,
    2020
  • Workshop
    ,
    Playwrights Realm Fellowship
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    PlayPenn
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Drama League New Directors/New Works Fellowship
    ,
    2013
  • Reading
    ,
    Oregon Shakespeare Festival & New Georges
    ,
    2012

Awards

Honorable Mention
,
The Kilroys List
,
2016
Finalist
,
O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
,
2016
Semi-Finalist
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Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
2016