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Silent Joy, a New Play

ensemble theatre · empty space artistry · Ages 13+ · flashing lights · world premiere · 90 mins · 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
brian bautista 
cast member
megan walker *
cast member/sound designer
janette valenzo 
cast member/mental health coordinator
john logie 
cast member
ramzi kelley 
cast member
maggie dorfman 
cast member
aaron griffin *
cast member

* Fringe Veteran