Cover art by Daniel Jay Rubin

Silence 1

Edwin Sánchez

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Robin is not speaking to Sandy, and it’s driving Robin crazy.

Production Info

Cast: 2 total (2 female)
Short Drama (about 10 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

Here are a few things that reviewers have said about some of Edwin Sánchez’s other plays:

“Sánchez’s lyrical, often soaring portrait of dreamers is one of the sweetest, most affirming plays … ” —Mark de la Viña, San Jose Mercury News

“Sánchez’s excellent, compelling drama … the heart-rending text …” —Robert Kent, Next Magazine

“Since graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 1994, Edwin Sánchez has won more fellowships and foundation grants than most playwrights receive in a lifetime. Go see UNMERCIFUL GOOD FORTUNE and you will understand why. The drama’s premise is intriguing, and the action often riveting, but what really sets the play apart is the dialogue.” —Virginia Gerst, Pioneer Press

About the Author


  • Edwin Sánchez

    Winner of the National Latino Playwriting Award for LA BELLA FAMILIA, recent productions include UNMERCIFUL GOOD FORTUNE and TRAFFICKING IN BROKEN HEARTS, both in Los Angeles as well as the world premiere of the romantic comedy I'LL TAKE ROMANCE at the Evolution Theatre in Ohio. Other productions include: DIOSA, produced by Hartford Stage after a successful workshop by New York Stage and Film, TRAFFICKING IN BROKEN HEARTS at the Bank Street Theater in New York, UNMERCIFUL GOOD FORTUNE at the Intar Theater in New York, for which he received the Princess Grace Playwriting Award in 1994, and BAREFOOT BOY WITH SHOES On at Primary Stages in New York. This play was selected by the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference to represent the National Playwrights Conference at the Schelykovo Playwrights Seminar in Russia; ICARUS produced by Fourth Unity, Actors Theater of Louisville as part of their Humana Festival, San Jose Rep and regionally throughout the U.S.; and TRAFFICKING IN BROKEN HEARTS, Atlantic Theater in New York, and productions in Brazil and Switzerland. He was also among the playwrights involved with Brave New World, an organization commemorating the events surrounding September 11th. Edwin is on the playwriting faculty at Primary Stages in New York City.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/24/2016
Pages 90
ISBN 9780881456394

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Silence 1 is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC