2013-2014 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

March 8 - May 11, 2014

Goddess On Earth: Women of Essex County

A Multi-Media Installation by Lisa Levart

Opening Reception Saturday March 8th from 4pm-6pm

Panel Discussion with Artist and three "Goddesses"
Saturday, March 22nd - 4pm-5pm

Watch This Amazing Video Featuring The Creation of Goddess On Earth; Women of Essex County

All events are free and open to the public.

Goddess On Earth: Women of Essex County is a 15-minute long multi-media presentation. The installation is open for viewing one hour prior to all Luna Stage events and performances through May 11th, with showings at 1 hour prior to curtain, 45 minutes prior to curtain and 30 minutes prior to curtain.
The installation is also open on select Saturday afternoons from 1pm-3pm and by appointment only on select Wednesday afternoons from 12pm-2pm. Wednesdays afternoon appointments may be made by calling 973-395-5551 Tues.-Fri. from 10am-3pm. No appointment is necessary for Saturday hours. Admission to the installation is free.
Here is the current Wednesday/Saturday Viewing Schedule. Please note, this schedule is subject to change so please check back prior to planning your visit.
Wednesdays 12pm-2pm
(by appointment only)

March 12th
March 19th
March 26th
April 16th
April 23rd
Saturdays 1pm-3pm
March 22nd
March 29th
April 12th - MEET THE ARTIST
April 19th - MEET THE ARTIST
May 3rd
May 10th

Luna Stage is proud to present Goddess on Earth, award winning photographer Lisa Levart's ongoing multi-media installation that celebrates the strength and self-esteem of contemporary women and girls by photographing them portraying ancient archetypes and sacred myths.

The Project has been seen in a variety of venues across America and has included such well known women as Isabel Allende (author), Olympia Dukakis (actress), Nomfundo Walaza (CEO of Desmond Tutu Peace Trust), Gloria Feldt (former CEO Planned Parenthood/founder - Take the Lead) and Kathy Eldon (founder - Creative Visions).

Goddess On Earth: Women Of Essex County will feature images from Levart's award winning book "Goddess on Earth, Portraits of the Divine Feminine," (GOLD Nautilus Book Award in 2012) plus newly commissioned images of three extraordinary females from our community.

Listen to some audience reactions to the installation on You Tube.

"Meet Our Goddesses"

Suzzanne Douglas Suzzanne Douglas is a patron of the arts and an advocate for teaching artistic expression in the educational system. As an artist/activist, her body of work displays her commitment to roles that fuse social action with art by challenging societal norms and heightening the audience’s consciousness about community and world issues. Although widely known as an actress, singer and producer, her everyday life is committed to using her gifts to empower the community. READ MORE
Suzzanne Douglas as Minerva, Roman Goddess of Wisdom.
Suzzanne Douglas as Minerva, Roman Goddess of Wisdom.
Photo: Lisa Levart
Cameron Boyle Cameron Boyle of Montclair is the Founder and Director of CRIANSA Connection, a charitable organization that facilitates pen pal relationships and cultural exchanges between American and Braziilan youth. As part of this work, she has spent the last ten summers, along with her children, running a summer camp program in the Brazilian fishing villages of Cumbuco and Jericoacoara.
Cameron and Giovanna Boyle as Iemanjá, Brazilian Goddess of the Sea.
Cameron and Giovanna Boyle as Iemanjá, Brazilian Goddess of the Sea.
Photo: Lisa Levart
Diana Rolanda Moise Diana Rolanda Moise is a 12-year-old 7th grade student at Liberty Middle School in West Orange. She was born in Newark but at the age of 2, moved back to her family's native county of Haiti. She had been living there for 7 years when the earthquake hit. Her family moved back to the United States. She had to struggle with language barriers and had to overcome multiple surgeries for scoliosis, but nothing has dampened her optimism and her dreams of returning to Haiti one day to help her people.
Diana Moise as Erzulie, Haitian Spirit Protectress of Women.
Diana Moise as Erzulie, Haitian Spirit Protectress of Women.
Photo: Lisa Levart

Opening Reception Photos

Photos by Myles Aronowitz.

Earth Day Celebration Photos

Photos by Myles Aronowitz.
Gina Martin, Lisa Levart, Leonore Tjia and Mary Murphy.

Goddess On Earth: Women of Essex County is sponsored in part by:

West Orange Arts Council The West Orange Arts Council, a Township-created, member-based organization that cultivates, inspires and supports the arts within the West Orange community
The Supernatural Project The Supernatural Project. Anchored by Superatural: The Play, The Supernatural Project initiates, supports and preserves art projects. The group works in collaboration with a number of organizations and encourages communities to experience the creative life of their neighborhoods.

Plus the generous sponsorship of Bonnie Carter.

The Puffin Foundation Additional funding has been made possible by The Puffin Foundation.

Lisa Levart (Artist, Photographer)

Click on Lisa's picture to hear her speak about the installation.
Lisa Levart

Lisa Levart (Artist, Photographer) is an award-winning photographer and frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, where her blogs explore the intersection between art, the divine feminine, women's empowerment and current issues. Her book, "Goddess on Earth, Portraits of the Divine Feminine," won the GOLD Nautilus Book Award in 2012. Goddess on Earth is also a traveling, multi-media installation which has been seen in a variety of venues across America including; art galleries, community centers, malls, women's conferences, spirituality centers and more. Lisa's photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Fast Company, New York Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Time Magazine, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and been featured in exhibitions worldwide including The Kiek de Kok Photography Museum, Tallin, Estonia; Gallery Verita, Tokyo, Japan; The Alternative Museum, The Burden Gallery and Art in General, of New York City; and Riverspace, Nyack, New York.

To read more about the Project or Lisa Levart, visit goddessonearth.com.

Goddess On Earth: Women of Essex County