Searching for truth in those parts of the human experience that are not expressed aloud.

We could never have guessed that anything would come of it. We got the call and joined together to create one single solitary "black and white silent play." Like countless ensembles before us, we planned to light up the town and then disappear in the dark of the closing night curtains. Preferably floating away on adoring applause. And then came the second call,






"We bought a bus!"

Something happened in the adventure that followed. We found in that year spent touring the country in a black and white school bus, a collection of souls who believe in the power of a bunch of people getting together in a room and exploring those universal gestures that every human understands and those unspoken and unspeakable things for which language is inadequate.         

To this very day, we look back in wonder. We never thought we'd still be here, we never expected that one little show to turn into 13 world premieres, 6 original adaptations, 4 devised works, 2 homages, and one beloved variety show currently in its tenth year. We never expected that cast to become something more, we never knew the world was full of you, our fellow seekers. Come defy expectations with us. 

Silent Theatre is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax 

deductible. We can't find the truth alone, help us continue in the search.

Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Illinois Humanities, Arts Work Fund, One State Grant, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Network for Good, and the generosity of our individual donors.