Starring Meredith Casey, Bobby Eddy
Running Time: 90 minutes. No Intermission.
“A wonderful, gripping play!”
Risking everything to stand up for social justice, German college student Sophie Scholl courageously led a major act of civil disobedience against Hitler and his fascist regime. Scholl’s moral strength is tested while being interrogated for her crimes, leading her to question whether to save her own life or continue her righteous crusade. Based on true events, We Will Not Be Silent is a provocative and timely new work that examines the role of ordinary people in extraordinary times.
“A wonderful, gripping play with a message that continues to be relevant. In telling the story of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, Meyers asks audiences to wrestle with their own morals in the face of those who wish to silence the truth. A deftly written work packing an emotional gut punch.” — Emmy Potter
“I read this one year after finishing my play about Sophie Scholl. I am invested in her. Meyers does a lovely job of finding the conflicted Sophie who finally decided on her own ethics and morals. The scene between Hans and Sophie is gripping. Their love, respect and fear is center stage. They are an important part of WWII history which Meyers brings front and center,” —Claudia Haas
We have a wide array of special events scheduled around We Will Not Be Silent for you to partake in!
Resident Dramaturg Karina Batchelor will be presenting her Dramaturgical presentation: Sophie Scholl and the White Rose A Dramaturgical Walk through Sophie’s World 30 minutes before each production.
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Regional: The Guthrie Theater (The American Clock, Northern Lights/Southern Cross), Theatre at Monmouth (Sense & Sensibility), Shakespeare on the Sound (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well That Ends Well, King John), Ten Thousand Things (The Comedy of Errors), Mixed Blood Theatre (Interstate – World premiere), Jungle Theater (The Wolves original & remount), Theater Mu (Peerless), Artistry Theater (Tinker to Evers to Chance) Hope Repertory (Hairspray, Oedipus, Go, Dog. Go!) Film/TV: “Unsurprised Party”, “Dark Lady Blues”, “Our New Neighbor”. Readings/Workshops: “Sincerely, Z” Jonathan Larson Legacy Concert, several Playwrights’ Center workshops. Thanks to Patrick, Cutie, Mom & Dad.
Learn more at meredithcasey.com. Keep up on Instagram @thegirlfrombrave
Photo Dani Werner
Bobby Eddy is thrilled to be making his GableStage debut in We Will Not Be Silent! Bobby is based in New York where he works as an actor, as well as a writer. Most recently, Bobby was seen as Albert Einstein in ONE STONE with Zoetic Stage’s Finstrom Festival. He also wrote, directed, and edited HÜNDCHEN, a three-minute hand-drawn animated short film set in 1940s Poland. His short film, JEW(ISH), which he wrote, directed, and starred in with his sister, made waves in the festival circuit, and their feature film of the same name recently won the 7th Annual Stage 32 Comedy Feature Screenwriting Contest.
Photo Chris Macke
Making his GableStage debut, Jason Peck is a grandchild of an Auschwitz survivor and feels inspired to tell this important story. He serves as Co-Artistic Director of Thrown Stone, a professional company in Connecticut dedicated to “new work.” First-hand playwright collaborations include Eric Bogosian (suburbia, Actor’s Gang Theatre), Jane Anderson (Looking for Normal, Mark Taper Forum), Anna Moench (Birds of North America, Thrown Stone), Jason Wells (Perfect Mendacity, Asolo Rep), and Charles Mee (A Perfect Wedding, Kirk Douglas Theatre). Others include: van gogh (Mint Theatre, Off-Broadway); Caryl Churchill’s Far Away (Odyssey Theatre); Steve Martin’s The Underpants (Florida Repertory Theatre). Screen: In Her Shoes, King of Queens, Family Law, The District, LA Law (MOW), NYPD Blue, Jesse, George Lucas in Love, a recent pilot for an LA Law reboot, and three seasons on the cult-hit Roswell.
Education: MFA (Acting) FSU/Asolo Acting Conservatory; BFA (Acting) University of Southern California. Jason currently serves as the Theatre Director at The Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens. Alana, Ilia and Holden you have my heart. www.jasonapeck.com
Photo Jane Rumbaua Photography
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
David fell in love with theater at the tender age of 6 when he saw Peter Pan on Broadway. He loved the production and refused to leave until he could see the show again (he was promptly ejected from the theater by a disgruntled usher).
David’s first stage performance was an elementary school talent show, where he sang “I’m Flying” from Peter Pan. David continued to act throughout his childhood and teenage years at various professional and community theaters, summer camp (French Woods), and his bedroom.
David auditioned for and was accepted to the acting conservatory at Boston University. During his freshman year, he became bewitched by politics and transferred to Rutgers University where he received a degree in political science (and also did some professional theater in New York and New Jersey).
David later moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked in the White House and the Senate. After the adventure of a lifetime, David moved returned to his first loves of acting and writing.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Bari joined GableStage as Producing Artistic Director in April 2021. She came to Miami from the Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor, Maine, where she served as Artistic Director for nine seasons. Previously, she was artistic associate at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, artistic/literary manager at the Pasadena Playhouse, associate producer at Horizon Theatre and associate director of Florida Repertory Theatre.
As a producer, Newport has been responsible for the creation and stabilization of a wide range of artistic initiatives, including extensive work in new play development, education and community engagement. While leading Penobscot – which serves 40,000 people each season – Newport doubled the budget in eight years; produced five world premieres; created a partnership with the Penobscot Nation, with whom she developed two large-scale NEA-supported projects; and fully funded the company’s endowment. She kept her entire staff of 15 employed during the pandemic and produced an innovative season that included 17 newly commissioned digital projects. Her work as a director and actor has been seen at Horizon Theatre Company, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, American Stage, Cumberland County Playhouse, Florida Repertory Theatre, Sacramento Theatre Company, Westport Country Playhouse and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She earned her BFA from the University of Southern California and MFA from the University of Iowa. Bari is a 20 year member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the Actor’s Equity Association.
Photo Magnus Stark
GableStage is proud to announce its non-profit partnership for the production of We Will Not Be Silent
"No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."
We would also like to thank our sponsor for Student Matinees
The Lloyd and Helen Dilworth Foundation