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SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS

all you have to do is listen.

Small Mouth Sounds written by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl was an off-Broadway New York Times Critic’s pick for 2016, and had a successful tour throughout the country. The Jungle is thrilled to produce it here in the Twin Cities with director Lauren Keating and an entirely local cast. The New York Times says, “It leaves you moved, refreshed and even enlightened.” As these six strangers attend a meditation retreat and confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward and insightful humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.
 

NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK
TIME OUT NEW YORK CRITIC’S PICK
NEW YORK MAGAZINE CRITIC’S PICK

 

MAY 15 - JUNE 16, 2019

by Bess Wohl
directed by Lauren Keating

runtime: 100 minute
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$15 Preview Performances
Wednesday, May 15 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 17 7:30 p.m.

Opening Night
Saturday, May 18 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m

CAST

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director
LAUREN KEATING (She/Her)

Set design
MINA KINUKAWA (She/Her)

Costume Design
SARAH BAHR (She/Her)

Lighting Design
KARIN OLSON (She/Her)

Sound design
REID REJSA (He/Him)

Stage Manager/Properties
JOHN NOVAK
(He/Him)

Assistant Director
ANNA CRACE (She/Her)

MEET THE DIRECTOR

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT

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Lauren Keating

(She/Her)
Lauren Keating is an artistic leader, and a director of new and classic theatrical work, narrative film, and pop-up/site-specific events. Keating’s directing/adapting work includes LULU, Comedie of Errors, Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Measure for Measure. She has directed Off-Broadway and regionally, with organizations including The Public Theater, The Playwrights Center, 7th House, Ars Nova, 3LD, Woodshed Collective, The Old Vic, The Flea Theater, and more. As a guest director and educator, she has worked with institutions including The McCarter Theatre, Yale University, Fordham University, The New School, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Keating is a Mellon Foundation/TCG Fellow, a Time Warner Foundation Fellow, and a Drama League Fellow. She is the Associate Producer of the Guthrie Theater and a proud alumnus of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Her work for screens includes The Feminist Cooking Show (webseries) and Power Out (short film). Upcoming: A Chirstmas Carol (Guthrie Theater).

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Bess Wohl

Bess Wohl is an American playwright, screenwriter, and actress. She has been commissioned by Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Hartford Stage. She is an associate artist with The Civilians and an alumna of Ars Nova's Play Group. Her plays have been produced at such theaters as The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodman Theatre, The Geffen Playhouse, Ars Nova, Second Stage, The Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and more. As a screenwriter, Wohl has been honored with the Athena Award for her screenplay, Virginia, a MacDowell Fellowship, and has been included on Hollywood's Black List of Best Screenplays. She has developed television projects for HBO, ABC, USA, FOX, Disney, Paramount, and others.