Still one of NLTP's most ambitious productions to date, 2015's In the Soundless Awe cemented our risk-taking reputation. Enjoy a recap of the production's journey, a surprise performance from the cast, and participate in a live conversation with the creatives as they discuss honoring the men involved in the worst Naval disaster in US history. Featuring playwrights Jayme McGhan & Andy Pederson, director Sarah Norris, and guest US Indianapolis historian, Kim Roller.

Moderated by Leo Farley, United States Veteran.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov 19 @ 9pm EST


Nominated for Two 2016 IT Awards
Access Theater | Black Box
November 21st thru December 12th, 2015
Free tickets for Veterans or active-duty personnel

In the Soundless Awe 

by Jayme McGhan & Andy Pederson

Directed by Sarah Norris


July 30, 1945. The U.S.S. Indianapolis is hit by two Japanese torpedoes, killing three-hundred sailors in the initial blast and leaving nine-hundred men to drift helplessly in the Pacific Ocean. The survivors are discovered almost five days later. When rescue ships and planes finally arrive, they witness hundreds of large shadows lurking around small groups of broken men drifting aimlessly in the current. Only three-hundred and twenty-one sailors are pulled from the blood-filled water.


This production takes place twenty-two years later, finding Charles Butler McVay III, the wrongly court-martialed and disgraced Captain of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, perpetually haunted by specters below, human and otherwise, who beckon him to join them. 


In the Soundless Awe is a highly-theatrical, emotionally-wrought, and horrific imagining of the final nightmare of Captain McVay, the man at the helm of the worst Naval disaster in United States history.


The Cast

Amanda Berry | Gregory James Cohan | Eric Cotti


Leo Farley* | Bethany Geraghty | Brandon Jones*


Chris Kipiniak* | Janae Mitchell| Hallie Wage


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* represents a member of Actors' Equity Association


The Creatives

Choreography by Corrie Blissit | Associate Director Abby Wylan


Scenic Design by Brian Dudkiewicz | Costume Design by Genevieve Beller | Lighting Design by Michael O'Connor


Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen | Projections Design by Yuriy Pavlish


Film Associate Zach Griffin | Make-up Design by Nicole Ferrigno


Production Manager Joshua Shain | Technical Director Matt Vieira | Outreach & Marketing Director Tori Gagliano


Associate Scenic Design by Samantha Schaffer| Production Assistant Joy Yoo


Production Stage Manager Juni Li




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