2014-2015 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

January 12, 2015


by Desi Moreno-Penson

A Nuyorican journalist searches for her own identity while caught between the reality of her Anglo fiancèe and the ideals of the Puerto Rican Nationalist, Lolita Lebron. A surreal tale of race, Puerto Rican politics, and love.

Desi Moreno-Penson

Desi Moreno-Penson

DESI MORENO-PENSON is a playwright/actor based in New York. Her new play, Comida de Puta (F**king Lousy Food) was selected as a finalist for the 2014 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. The same play is the winner of the 2013 MultiStages New Works Contest and will receive its world premiere production in New York in March 2015 produced by MultiStages Theater Company, www.multistages.org. MFA in Dramaturgy and Theatre/Literary Criticism from Brooklyn College, semifinalist for the 2007 Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, and has won two playwriting fellowships from the Bronx Council on the Arts. Selected plays: Devil Land (HotINK Theatre Festival, NYU-Tisch, Urban Stages (workshop), world premiere @2007 SPF Summer Play Festival, directed by Jose Zayas, NY),Ghost Light (59E59 Theatre, directed by Jose Zayas), 3 To a Session: A Monster's Tale (Teatro Coribantes, San Juan, PR, selected as Best Play at 2005 Downtown Urban Theatre Festival @Cherry Lane, directed by Jose Zayas, 2004 New Works Lab @INTAR); Lazarus Disposed (14th Annual Int'l Women's Playwriting Festival @Perishable Theatre, Providence, RI), Spirit Sex & Comida de Puta (Both short plays presented at 2009 & 2011 Going To The River/The River Crosses Rivers Festival @Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY). Her plays Devil Land, Ghost Light, Lazarus Disposed, 3 To a Session: A Monster's Tale are published through Broadway Play Publishing and Spirit Sex was selected as part of the short plays anthology THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS OF 2010 published by Smith and Kraus. This past April, her play Devil Land received its Midwest premiere at Urban Theater Company in Chicago, www.urbantheaterchicago.org.

Life After Luna

Winner, 2016 National Latino Playwriting Award