we will not be silent

We Will Not Be Silent

by David Meyers

Directed by Bari Newport

Starring Meredith Casey, Bobby Eddy
and Jason Peck

January 7 – January 29, 2023
Preview performance: Friday, Jan 6

Please note: Masks are strongly encouraged, but not required.

“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.

Reviews

“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

Cast

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Margery Lowe by Emily Lambert

Margery Lowe

Georgie Burns

Margery Lowe is thrilled to return to GableStage, working with Bari and Colin. She was recently seen in The Belle of Amherst for Palm Beach Dramaworks (production named “Best of Theatre” by Wall Street Journal). Margery’s an award-winning actress and proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, and has performed in New York and across the country in various national tours, as well as at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, The Muny, Canadian Stage, the Fox Atlanta, Theatre Off Park, Sanford Meisner Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of Maine, Kansas City Starlight, Stages St. Louis, Maine State Theatre, Stage West, among others. Other Florida credits include Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Zoetic Stage at The Arsht Center, Caldwell Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Actors’ Playhouse, Naked Stage, American Stage, Florida Shakespeare, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Parker Playhouse, and Stage Door Theatre. As a company member of the famed Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Margery was a recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Award. She is a Carbonell Award winner, was named New Times Best Actress, and Broadway World Best Actress. She also works in film, television, and as voice-over artist. Learn more at www.margerylowe.com   

Photo Emily Lambert
Margery Lowe by Emily Lambert

Margery Lowe

Georgie Burns

Margery Lowe is thrilled to return to GableStage, working with Bari and Colin. She was recently seen in The Belle of Amherst for Palm Beach Dramaworks (production named “Best of Theatre” by Wall Street Journal). Margery’s an award-winning actress and proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, and has performed in New York and across the country in various national tours, as well as at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, The Muny, Canadian Stage, the Fox Atlanta, Theatre Off Park, Sanford Meisner Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of Maine, Kansas City Starlight, Stages St. Louis, Maine State Theatre, Stage West, among others. Other Florida credits include Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Zoetic Stage at The Arsht Center, Caldwell Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Actors’ Playhouse, Naked Stage, American Stage, Florida Shakespeare, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Parker Playhouse, and Stage Door Theatre. As a company member of the famed Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Margery was a recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Award. She is a Carbonell Award winner, was named New Times Best Actress, and Broadway World Best Actress. She also works in film, television, and as voice-over artist. Learn more at www.margerylowe.com   

Photo Emily Lambert
Colin McPhillamy by Morgan Parker

Colin McPhillamy

Alex Priest

Colin McPhillamy trained in London at The Central School. Broadway: Hangmen, The Ferryman, Ink, The Importance of Being Earnest, Waiting in the Wings. Off-Broadway: House and Garden (Manhattan Theatre Club). London Assurance, The Seafarer (The Irish Rep) USA Regional: NJ Shakespeare Festival Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, The Guthrie, The Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, The Alley, The Rep, Actor’s Playhouse, The Maltz Theatre Jupiter, Promethean, Florida Stage and Palm Beach Dramaworks. US TV: Law & Order C.I., Zero Hour, The Blacklist Redemption. UK includes seasons at: The National Theatre, in the West End, at the Edinburgh Festival and on British TV. Writing includes contributions to BBC Radio, published as The Tree House and Other Stories, also: An Actor Walks into China, and Actor Blog Plus. He has acted and guest directed in Australia, New Zealand, and China. Colin blogs at mcphillamy.com 

Photo Morgan Parker
SIMON STEPHEN

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Simon Stephens

Simon Stephens is an English award-winning playwright and Professor of Scriptwriting at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the inaugural Associate Playwright of Steep Theatre Company, Chicago, where four of his plays, Harper Regan, Motortown, Wastwater, and Birdland had their U.S. premieres. 

Stephens has staged close to three dozen plays over two decades, including the critically acclaimed Pornography (2007) and Punk Rock (2009). His adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, which premiered at the National Theatre and later toured on the West End and Broadway, won the Oliver and Tony Awards for Best New Play. In 2015, Heisenberg opened at MTC in New York and transferred to the Friedman in 2016 and opened in the West End in 2017.

Stephens works as Artistic Associate at the Lyric Theatre and Associate Playwright at the Royal Court.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Bari Newport

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
Bari Newport.photo by Magnus Stark