In Silence by Kenneth Robbins

Drama/ 7 Characters, 2 Men, 5 Women/ One Act

Five women imprisoned following the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1942 await their tribunal before the Nazis. Each is given an opportunity to speak up for her fellow prisoner but only Seena chooses not to remain “in silence.”

Winner of the Webster Groves Playwriting Award

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Amateur and professional rights:
c/o Dr. Dorothy Dodge Robbins
School of Literature and Language
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA 71272

About the Playwright: Kenneth Robbins is the author of four published novels and 21 published plays, as well as four collections of literary works. His work has received the Toni Morrison Prize for Fiction, the Associated Writing Programs Novel Award, the Charles Getchell Award, and a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Award, among others.

His works for the stage have been produced by the New Works Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Nashville Academy Theatre, Theatre Atlanta Off Peachtree, and the Project Arts Center, Dublin, Ireland. His radio play, Dynamite Hill, was aired over National Public Radio and BBC Radio 3.

In Silence was first produced by the SIU-C Dept. of Theatre in 1982.