Theatreworks
Small Mouth Sounds

Small Mouth Sounds

Written by: Bess Wohl, Directed by: Tasia A. Jones

January 30–February 16, 2020

Small Mouth Sounds takes place entirely at a silent yoga retreat as six misfits strive for self-acceptance. That's right: a silent yoga retreat.

This play—a top ten NY Theatre Pick of 2015 from the New York Times, The Guardian, and The Hollywood Reporter—follows in the words of The New York Times:

“A half-dozen troubled souls find that enforced silence doesn’t necessarily bring inner peace in Small Mouth Sounds, an enchanting play by Bess Wohl. As funny as it is, uh, quietly moving, Ms. Wohl’s play is also a model of ingenuity…With one exception—the (unseen) guru running this spiritual retreat—the characters hardly ever speak. Both the humor and the pathos spring mostly from wordless interaction, which is testimony to Ms. Wohl’s intrepid writing…”

We're excited to host director Tasia A. Jones and a great ensemble cast including Comedy of Errors cast member Julia Greene and Theatreworks favorite Prentiss Benjamin.

As every person is different, we do not usually offer age recommendations for our productions. However, we do offer a content advisory and are always happy to talk with you if you have specific questions.

Content Advisory: This production contains some strong language, nudity, spandex, and lots of silence.

Cast

  • Jihad MilhelmNed
  • Julia GreeneAlicia
  • Russell SperbergRodney
  • Lavour AddisonJan
  • Christina NorrisJoan
  • Prentiss A. BenjaminJudy

Artistic Team

  • Tasia A. JonesDirector
  • Scott PennerScenic Designer
  • Raquel AdornoCostume Designer
  • Don FoxLighting Designer
  • Samantha EgleViolence and Intimacy Designer
  • Seth AlisonMaster Electrician