Silent Joy, a New Play

ensemble theatre · empty space artistry · Ages 13+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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Adapted from an upcoming graphic novel, Silent Joy tells the story of a girl trapped by her own demons who decides to help a kind, mute boy named Joy whose mouth is sewn shut. Together they set out on an epic journey, facing otherworldly perils, to seek revenge on the person that inflicted this abuse on Joy. In the end, the girl must face her darkest memories to find redemption for her friend and discover the truth about herself.

A modern narrative inspired by the classic quest story, Dante’s “Inferno”, Silent Joy is an enthralling tale of friendship and forgiveness that at once deals with the messiness of humanity and contemplates the reasons for existence.

This epic drama of love and forgiveness is brought to life with an ensemble cast of 10 and 2 live musicians playing an original score.

Learn More at Silentjoytheplay.com

production team

melissa ordaz *

writer/director/producer

matt ordaz *

composer/percussionist

alysia smith *

production designer

kelly beckert *

production assistant

zach beckert *

story/writing consultant

christen rangel *

assistant director

nicole rangel *

assistant production designer

joshua lopez *

cast member

megan walker *

cast member/sound designer

janette valenzo *

cast member/mental health coordinator

john logie *

cast member

ramzi kelley *

cast member

aaron griffin *

cast member

* Fringe Veteran