The Quiet: Part 1 by Risa Puno & Avi Dobkin

Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) 2022 is pleased to present

The Quiet: Part 1 


by Risa Puno & Avi Dobkin

Country: United States |  Language: English  | Year Of Inception: 2020

About The Quiet: Part 1

The Quiet: Part 1, is a collaborative adventure game created by interactive artist Risa Puno and longtime D&D enthusiast Avi Dobkin in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Designed for playing remotely, this interactive artwork is rooted in tabletop role-playing game mechanics.

This collective storytelling experience is inspired by the complex emotions and social dynamics of this unprecedented moment. Rather than a distraction or escape, “The Quiet” is intended to help people engage with themes of safety, guardianship, access, and support. It provides a disarmingly fun opportunity to consider content that might otherwise seem overwhelming during this time of uncertainty.

Translated in Greek & Text Editing by Vassilis Douvitsas

This artwork was created in the context of ENTER project, an initiative of Onassis Foundation. Onassis Stegi and Onassis USA give artists from all around the world 120 hours to create from home a series of new original commissions; sharing their new reality.

About Risa Puno & Avi Dobkin

Risa Puno is an NYC-based sculpture and installation artist who uses interactivity and play to understand how we relate to one another. Most recently, she was selected by Creative Time for their inaugural Open Call award.

She has exhibited with national and international organizations, including: Onassis USA; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum; NYC Department of Parks and Recreation; Socrates Sculpture Park; El Museo del Barrio; NURTUREart; The Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, MA; SPACES in Cleveland, OH; Galerie Stefan Röpke in Cologne, Germany; and MMX Open Art Venue in Berlin, Germany. Puno is the recipient of multiple awards and residencies including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency and FIGMENT’s first ever Interactive Artist of the Year. Puno’s work has been featured across radio and print, including “The New York Times,” NPR, “The New Yorker,” ProPublica, and “The Boston Globe.”

She currently serves on the NYC DOT Art Advisory Committee. Puno grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, studied art and medicine at Brown University and earned her MFA from New York University.


Avi Dobkin is a New York City based lighting designer specializing in exhibition and installation.

He has previously collaborated with Risa Puno on “The Privilege of Escape,” where he was a lighting designer and exhibition technical consultant.

A lifelong tabletop gaming enthusiast, he played his first game of D&D when he was 12 and has been running games for the past 6 years. He firmly believes that one can never have too many dice.

About The Festival

The Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) is an annual event showcasing films drawn from the world of theatre and performance. The festival presents experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers from around the world to audiences and industry professionals. The 7th annual festival will focus on work for the screen created by theatre artists during the Time of Corona. The festival will be held digitally from March 1st – 15th 2022.

Explore The Quiet: Part 1 from March 1st to March 15th 2022 on the Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) website.

Read more about Risa Puno & Avi Dobkin and The Quiet: Part 1 at (https://www.risapuno.comor get in touch at 


Find out all that’s happening at Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) 2022 by following the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.