WE WILL NOT BE SILENT

By David Meyers | Directed by Scott Nolte

In the time of C.S. Lewis and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, there was also Sophie Scholl: a 21-year-old German theology student who opposed Hitler and the Nazi regime. After being arrested for denouncing Hitler, Sophie must choose to compromise her beliefs or make the ultimate sacrifice. In an age with much civil unrest and uncertainty, Sophie's story shows us that one voice can inspire many.

CAST
Amy Helms* – Sophie Scholl
Jonathan Stutzman – Kurt Grunvald
Ben Wippel – Hans Scholl

PRODUCTION
Scott Nolte** – Director
Kelly McDonald – Costume Design
Kent Cubbage – Lighting Design
Mark Lund – Scenic & Sound Design
Maria Gray* – Stage Manager
Sonja Lowe – Dramaturg
Ben Wippel – Dialect Coach

*Member of Actor's Equity Association
**Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
LENGTH: 90 minutes with no intermission
AGE REC: 13+, for scenes of intense interrogation
PRICE: $27-50, dependent on day and time; fees may apply
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Raised Voices: A CONVERSATIONS Series at Taproot Theatre Company

We Will Not Be Silent is a play that examines the story of Sophie Scholl, a young woman who raised her voice in protest against the Nazi regime in the 1940s. Sophie Scholl’s story is a remarkable tale of courage, but it is important to remember that history is full of heroes like Sophie—ordinary people who raised their voices to protest injustice and who paid a cost for speaking out.

Taproot Theatre is excited to partner with the Church Council of Greater Seattle and The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation to present Raised Voices—a series of events celebrating the stories of Seattle activists who are speaking into specific areas of injustice in our city.

Raised Voices is a chance to learn, a chance to share and a chance to put real faces onto issues that are all too often impersonalized in the news. Join us!
Monday, March 25
Raised Voices: The Power of Youth Activism
Location: Taproot’s Isaac Studio Theatre; 212 N 85th St
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Discussion Moderator: Pastor Ruby Varghese, Youth & College Ministries, Quest Church
Panelists include:
  • Amina Dawud, Artist & Activist, Art of Resistance & Resilience at Franklin High School
  • Chloe Rubin, Activist & Commissioner, Seattle Youth Commission
  • Aurelio Valdez, Artist & Activist, Facilitator for Youth Rising with Northwest Folklife
This kick-off event for the Raised Voices will feature a panel of local youth activists and representatives from various youth organizations in Seattle. A reception will follow directly after the event. Doors open at 6:30 PM. The event is free, but space is limited. Click here to reserve your seats.

Contact Sonja Lowe at sonjal@taproottheatre.org with questions or for more information.

Thursday, March 28
Raised Voices: Homelessness
Location: Taproot’s Jewell Mainstage Theatre; 204 N 85th St
Time: The event begins directly after the performance of We Will Not Be Silent.
Discussion Moderator: Sonja Lowe, Resident Dramaturg, Taproot Theatre Company
Speakers: Jennifer Adams, Case Manager, Bridge Care Center; Rex Holbein, Founder & Creative Director, Facing Homelessness
This event is open to the public, tickets are not required.

Thursday, April 4
Raised Voices: Immigration
Location: Taproot’s Jewell Mainstage Theatre; 204 N 85th St 
Time: The event begins directly after the performance of We Will Not Be Silent.
Discussion Moderator:  Michael Ramos, Executive Director, Church Council of Greater Seattle
This event is open to the public, tickets are not required.

Thursday, April 11
Voices: Environmental Justice
Location: Taproot’s Jewell Mainstage Theatre; 204 N 85th St 
Time: The event begins directly after the performance of We Will Not Be Silent.
Discussion Moderator: Beth Amsbary, Philanthropy Manager, Church Council of Greater Seattle
This event is open to the public, tickets are not required.

Thursday, April 25
Voices: Racism & White Privilege
Location: Taproot’s Jewell Mainstage Theatre; 204 N 85th St
Time: The event begins directly after the performance of We Will Not Be Silent.
Discussion Moderator:  Michael Ramos, Executive Director, Church Council of Greater Seattle
This event is open to the public, tickets are not required.

Amy Helms and Jonathan Stutzman in We Will Not Be Silent at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.
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Sponsored in part by:

John and Ann Collier, Producing Artistic Sponsors
The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, Associate Artistic Sponsors
 

A young woman's Nazi resistance. | Mar 20 – Apr 27, 2019
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