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Brian Silberman BRIAN SILBERMAN

Brian Silberman's plays include Manifest, recipient of the 1998 Clauder Prize and the 2003 Pinter Review Prize for Drama and published by the University of Tampa Press, Walkin’ Backward, which appears in the anthology Best American Short Plays of 2001, Salvage Baas, anthologized in New American Short Plays 2005, Capgras Delusion, Chattanooga: a series of monologues for a solo performer, The Yip, Throw, Sugar Down Billie Hoak, Feral Music, Half Court, Retrenchment, and The Gospel According to Toots Pope. Selections from both Half Court and Sugar Down Billie Hoak appear in Smith & Kraus's Best Stage Scenes of 1995, Best Men's Monologues of 1995, and Best Women's Monologues of 1995. He teaches in the Theatre Department at Franklin & Marshall College and is currently at work on a new play entitled The Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo.

The Yip

Eddie and Sharon's married life is made tenuous by Sharon's seemingly unfounded fears of Eddie's infidelity and Eddie's unexpected nervous breakdown during a round of golf at their country club. When they meet a stranger at a cocktail party, a quirky woman named Wanda, whose hobby – when her truck driver husband Stan is off on a short haul – is driving around suburban neighborhoods and joining cocktail parties uninvited, they invite her home with them. In the course of the two days at their home, Wanda somehow allows them to come to grips with existential dread, Costco's bulk food items, quantum physics, golf, and canning supplies. When Stan appears, in search of his absent wife, all must confront their unnamed fears.