The Silent treatment
What's the character breakdown?
13-18 women and 9 men; all the men’s are roles non-speaking (I know).
How long is it?
It's a full-length play, 104 pages long. With an intermission, it plays at about 2:00.
Has it been produced?
What's it about?
It’s an epic, experimental play about a silent strike organized by a men's rights group in a small suburban town. A group of men decide that their concerns are not being heard enough by the town council, so they will not speak until their issues are addressed. They only communicate via email and text, which will all be voiced in the play by female actors who will stand in front of the male actors playing the roles. The women in the town must reckon with the silent men and the impact their silence and the actions they take to compensate for their silence have on their town, their businesses, and their relationships.
Can I read a sample?
Of course you can! You can read it right here.
Has it been published?
Not yet, but I'll always entertain offers.