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Small Mouth Sounds
Photograph: Ben Arons Small Mouth Sounds

Watch the playwright and director of the hit play Small Mouth Sounds talk about the silence

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As we reported in April, Bess Wohl’s critically acclaimed dramedy Small Mouth Sounds has returned to the New York stage for a summer run. Set at a silent retreat, the mostly dialogue-free play was a big hit last year at Ars Nova—so much so that many people who wanted to see it couldn’t get tickets. Its new venue, at the Pershing Square Signature Center, is larger, but director Rachel Chavkin has worked hard to retain the intimacy of the original production.

I sat down with Wohl and Chavkin at Ars Nova yesterday to discuss Small Mouth Sounds in an interview that was broadcast live on Facebook. Among other things, we talked about the challenges of writing, directing and acting in a play in which so much goes unspoken. If you missed our conversation, here it is! And if you missed Small Mouth Sounds last year, you have until September 25 to catch its encore incarnation.

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