Silence is a play for three Vietnamese women. It was on the VCE Drama list in 2010. Silence was first produced at La Mama in 2008, starring Hai Ha Le, Ai Diem Le and Mong Diep. It then ran for a third season from May 19 – June 6 2010 at La Mama Courthouse Theatre, and starred Ai Diem Le, Diana Nguyen and Gabrielle Chan. Silence featured bunraku puppetry by Penelope Bartlau and a new sound design by Simon Charles.
In 2010 Silence also toured Victoria courtesy of VicHealth.
Silence is about the secrets and spirits that haunt us from within. A family reunited by a death anniversary have to face the possessiveness of history and put the past to rest.
An extract of Silence was published in Peril’s third edition. You can buy the script of Silence from Currency Press in Sydney.