A Silent scene is an open scene without spoken language. Players are encouraged to explore emotions and communication through body language, facial expression, and mime objects. Like any open scene a silent scene is strongest when grounded in reality. The leader should encourage players to not use overt gestures or hand signals to replace the spoken word. It is not a charades scene it is a Silent Scene. Sound effects, sighs, groans or tears should not short cut silent communication.
Each performer is assigned a broad category to reference. The categories must be broad. For example, cars, toys, cutlery, food, etc. Each sentence spoken by the performer must reference their assigned category
This is an open scene done backwards. This means that the first thing the audience will see is the last moment of the scene, and the last thing they see is the beginning of the scene. Performers do not talk backwards in a Backwards scene. Just the narrative is backwards. There are few tricks to help make this work.