2013-2014 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

March 16, 2014

A Special Benefit Reading of Stay With Me

by Olivier Coyette

A story of a mother and a daughter and the journey through the years.

Suzzanne Douglas Nehassaiu deGannes

Starring Suzzanne Douglas and Nehassaiu deGannes.

Translated and Directed by Awoye Timpo.

Tickets $25

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

Nehassaiu deGannes

Nehassaiu deGannes most recently debuted the role of Diana Sands opposite Broadway veteran, Hope Clarke, in a workshop production of DIANA SANDS: A CERTAIN TOUGHNESS OF SPIRIT, directed by Sue Lawless. Other 2011/2012 highlights include: "Carmen" opposite Amy Irving in THE BALCONY at Red Bull Theatre, translated by Jean-Claude Van Italie, directed by David Herskovits. READ MORE

Awoye Timpo

Awoye Timpo (Director/Translator) New York directing credits include: Chasing the Bird (Joyce Theater), Araby (La MaMa), The Vanished (site specific), Ndebele Funeral (2013 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award – Best Play), In the Continuum (Juilliard), Tears of Anatolia (Columbia), My Sister In This House (NYU). She was worked as Assistant Director at theaters such as the Public Theater, Signature Theater, Two River Theater and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Awoye has translated The Bald Soprano and Rhinoceros by Ionesco as well as The Vanished and A Crying Friend by Olivier Coyette. Other previous work includes: Associate Artist (August Wilson American Century Cycle Celebration – WNYC/The Greene Space), Associate Artistic Director (Shakespeare on the Sound), Van Lier Directing Fellow (Public Theater), Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.

A Special Benefit Reading of Stay With Me