2013-2014 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

October 10 - November 10, 2013

The High Water Mark

A World Premiere By Ben Clawson

Directed by Cheryl Katz

It's 1:30am. Janet is jolted awake by the unexpected arrival of Lily, her recently estranged friend, drunk and on the prowl. Janet has had a rough year and just wants to return to sleep. She has work in the morning, after all. But Lily has other ideas. Wine is poured and secrets are brought to life, as these two women navigate the night, their relationship, and the roads that lie ahead.

Starring Andrea Maulella and Sabrina Profitt.

Production and Design: Jay Spriggs (Sound Design), C. Murdock Lewis (Set Design), Jorge Arroyo (Lighting Design), Deborah Caney (Costume Design), Liz Cesario (Production Manager), and Aubriana Sabino (Stage Manager).

About the Playwright

Ben Clawson
Ben Clawson received his B.F.A. in Theater from Montclair State University, NJ in May of 2007. He is the author of numerous full length and one act plays that have had professional productions, readings and workshops in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and New Orleans. His full length plays include Spilling Stuff and Breaking Things, Bootstraps, Omnivores and most recently The Dangers of Electric Lighting. He has also written several evenings of short comedies including The Virilogy, We'll See Tomorrow, Cave/Men, Things that Happen in Bars, New.Tricks, and Attention Span of a Fly which reopened the historic Paramount Theater in Asbury Park in Summer 2007. He has written commissioned works for the Luna Stage Company, The Montclair State University School of the Arts, and the Contagious Drama Theatre Workshop. He has been an evening winner and finalist in the Samuel French Short Play festival, national finalist for the American College Theater Festival's John Cauble One-Act Award, finalist for the Princess Grace Award in playwriting, and recipient of the Kennedy Center's David Mark Cohen award. He is a founding member of the StrangeDog. Theater Company, with whom he has produced many of his plays.


Meet the Cast of The High Water Mark

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Andrea Maulella
Andrea Maulella (Janet): Off-Broadway; Tryst (Irish Repertory Theater); One Shot, One Kill (Primary Stages) Miracle On South Division Street (St. Luke’s Theatre) all directed by Joe Brancacto; Small Craft Warnings (Whitehorse Theatre Company); The Holy Mother of Hadley New York (New Georges); Woodwind Hypothesis (YoungBloods/EST); The Unwrapping of Christmas (Irish Arts Center) Bliss (Circle Rep Lab); Aching Dogs member; Circle Rep Member. Regional: To Kill a Mockingbird (Alley Theatre); Tryst (Westport Country Playhouse-Connecticut Critics Circle Award 2009, Alley Theatre, Merrimack Repertory, Hartford Stage); The Miracle Worker; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ivoryton Playhouse); Picasso at the Lapine Agile (Hangar Theatre); Collected Stories with Kristen Linklater (Portland Stage Company); Mineola Twins directed by Mark Ramont (Cape Cod Theatre Project). Film: Love Ludlow, The Mulberry Tree, Signals Crossed, Some Birds Can’t Fly, The Things You Don’t Say, and Another Time, Maybe. Television: Guiding Light, Spin City and The Sopranos.

Sabrina Profitt
Sabrina Profitt (Lily), a Philadelphia actress, is delighted to be making her debut at Luna Stage. She began her career in Florida working at the Asolo and Florida Studio Theatre after receiving her MFA from FSU. She then spent several years performing Shakespeare in NYC, regionally and on tour. Finally settling in Bucks County, PA she became dedicated to the creation of her own Chekhov play and spent the best part of the last decade raising three beautiful sisters.

The High Water Mark