When Silence Is Not Golden

by Robin Rice

Three stories about Americans fighting for their visions of a better country. Armed with wire cutters and a hammer, three nuns attack a nuclear missile silo in “Blood Sisters.” “Occupy!” activists rework “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to confront Wall Street. Long-dead Peter Stuyvesant fills a teacher with strength to continue after 9/11 in “The Fortification of Miss Grace Wren.” 

  • Cast Size: Flexible Casting
  • Running Time: Flexible Run Time
  • Royalty Rate: $75 for Full Evening/$25 each individual play per performance

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About the Playwright

Author of over 70 plays (22 full length ). Honored and published. Plays produced Off-Broadway and from Florida to Alaska, London to South Africa, Mongolia to South Korea.

Some Producers: NYC – Articulate, 3Graces, New Georges, Emerging Artists, HERE, Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, Nylon Fusion. Others – State Theatre of Mongolia, Finborough + Lord Stanley Theatre (London), 3Fates (South Africa), OneHeart (Berlin), NJ Rep.,Teatro del Pueblo (Minneapolis), MadLab (OH), Bailiwick (Chicago), Looking for Lilith (Louisville), Bloomington Playwrights (IN), Alleyway (Buffalo), Barebones (NC), Two Trees (Vancouver), Flush Ink (Canada), Texas A&M (at Kenndy Center).

Honors include: StageWrite Women’s Iniative, Maxim Mazumdar, Riva Shiner, Karamu House, Moondance, Perishable, Drury , Finborough, Kernodle , Phoenix Theatre. Honorable Mention: Goshen Peace Play. Semi-finalist: O’Neill, NNPN’s Smith Prize, Barrington Stage, Reverie, Jane Chambers, Kitchen Dog.

Publishers include: Samuel French, Original Works, Dramatic, Applause, Smith & Kraus, Blue Moon, YouthPLAYS.

Some Residencies: Lark, Cleveland Public, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum , Phoenix Theatre, Sarah Lawrence, Metropolitan Ensemble, Great Plains, Last Frontier.

Membership: Dramatists Guild (Lifetime Member), Honor Roll!, Women in the Arts and Media Coalition, League of Professional Theatre Women, International Centre for Women Playwrights, Rebel Playhouse (Board), Manhattan Oracles, 29th Street Playwrights Collective, The Playwrights Circle (NYC).

Represented by: Antonia Brancati for Italian productions.

Education: Williams, Antioch, McGregor School, Ramapo, University of Massachusetts (undergraduate and graduate degrees in playwriting, political science, fine art).

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