Hend Ayoub, Joe Joseph, Siena Yusi, & Julie Cai of “9 Kinds of Silence”

PlayCo presents 9 KINDS OF SILENCE, written and directed by Abhishek Majumdar, featuring Hend Ayoub and Joe Joseph, at 122CC, 2nd Floor TheatreListen in as Go See a Show! correspondent Jason Wang speaks with 9 Kinds of Silence performers Hend Ayoub & Joe Joseph, along with production stage manager Siena Yusi and assistant stage manager Julie Cai, about working with the playwright/director to find the truth of a new play, teaching an audience how to watch a show (even before the show begins), non-traditional staging, the ways we listen, exploring sound & silence, and what, exactly, silence is and can be.

“…I think we all learned how to listen to each other in the rehearsal room, and then, as we entered tech and previews and performances…I think we’re all quite used to having so much external stimuli, and for it to hit us in a way that isn’t quite as refined. We really have crafted every aspect of how you can experience this show…there was a lot of thought…about what an audience member experiences…”

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