Small Mouth Sounds


"As funny as it is quietly moving. Ms. Wohl’s play is also a model ingenuity."

"A remarkable range of pain, joy and hope in 100 deeply engrossing minutes. ****"

"It deserves to be seen - and re-seen! Near-silence never sounded so good!"

"LUMINOUS. As entertaining as it is transcendent."

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In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers 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 unique and compassionate new play asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

Direct from its critically acclaimed, sold-out engagement at Ars Nova, home to New York’s most groundbreaking and innovative new theatrical works, Small Mouth Sounds returned to New York for 12 weeks only. It was the quiet show that everyone was talking about, and for a limited time, audiences had a second chance to see this uplifting and uproarious new play.

Theatre: Pershing Square Signature Center
Opening Date: July 13, 2016

SMP’S Favorite Moment

The wholly individualized and immersive experience had by each audience member, based on their vantage point within the theater, and thanks to Rachel Chavkin’s inventive direction.

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Brad Heberlee

Babak Tafti

Jojo Gonzalez

Marcia DeBonis

Max Baker

Quincy Tyler Bernstine

Zoë Winters


Bess Wohl


Rachel Chavkin


Outer Critics Circle Award

John Gassner Award for an American Play - Bess Wohl