Small Mouth Sounds

March 13 – April 1, 2018

Written by Bess Wohl
Directed by Rachel Chavkin

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Set Design by Laura Jellinek
Costume Design by Tilly Grimes
Lighting Design by Mike Inwood
Props Design by Noah Mease
Sound Design by Stowe Nelson
Video Design by Andrew Schneider

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Following an acclaimed run in New York City, Small Mouth Sounds, a unique and compassionate new play written by Bess Wohl and directed by Rachel Chavkin, asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. The New York Times, New York Magazine, AND Time Out NY Critics’ Pick is coming to Philadelphia for the first time! In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Be ready to take a deep breath.

Photography by Ben Arons



James Lecesne (Playwright/ Performer) wrote the
screenplay for the short film Trevor, which won an
Academy Award and inspired the founding of The Trevor
Project, the only nationwide 24-hour suicide prevention
and crisis intervention lifeline for LGBT and questioning
youth. Broadway: The Best Man. Off-Broadway: Word
of Mouth, presented by Mike Nichols and Elaine May
(Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award); The Boys in
the Band; Motherhood Out Loud; One Man Band; and
Cloud 9. Television: Armistead Maupin’s Further Tales
of the City (Emmy nomination), Will & Grace and
the ITVS series Vicious, starring Ian McKellen and
Derek Jacobi. James has written three novels for young
adults, including Absolute Brightness, and he was
executive producer of the documentary film After the
Storm, which follows the lives of 12 young people living
in post-Katrina New Orleans. He would like to thank
Dixon Place, Naked Angels, The Afterglow Festival and

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