Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!
Below is a list of all readings from the 2013-2014 season and forward. For a list of readings prior to the 2013-2014 season, please scroll to the bottom of the individual season production history pages.
Feb 11
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The New Moon Series
by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
Jan 21
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The New Moon Series
By Dipti Bramhandkar
Dec 10
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The New Moon Series
By Phoebe Farber | Directed by Jane Mandel
Nov 12
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The New Moon Series
By Matthew Paul Olmos
Oct 8
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The New Moon Series
by Susan Hyon
Jun 14 -
Jun 20
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The New Moon Series
A New Play by Ruth Zamoyta
Apr 9
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The New Moon Series
by Sherry MacDonald
Mar 12
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The New Moon Series
by Matthew Kelly
Feb 12
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The New Moon Series
by Justin Taylor
Jan 8
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The New Moon Series
by C.A. Johnson
Dec 11
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The New Moon Series
by Chris Cragin-Day
Nov 13
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The New Moon Series
by Emma Stanton
Oct 9
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The New Moon Series
by Reneé Flemings
May 15 -
May 17
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The New Moon Series
Apr 17
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The New Moon Series
by Vince Gatton
Mar 13
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The New Moon Series
by Nathan Alan Davis
Feb 13
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The New Moon Series
by Dana Lynn Formby
Jan 9
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The New Moon Series
by Cathy Tempelsman
Dec 12
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The New Moon Series
Nov 7
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The New Moon Series
Oct 10
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The New Moon Series
Apr 11
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The New Moon Series
by Sarah Saltwick
Mar 14
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The New Moon Series
Written and Performed by Sturgis Warner
Feb 8
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The New Moon Series
Jan 11
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The New Moon Series
by Stephen Kaplan
Dec 14
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The New Moon Series
by Matthew Paul Olmos
Nov 9
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The New Moon Series
by John Morogiello
Oct 12
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The New Moon Series
by Erik Gernand
May 11 -
May 12
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The New Moon Series
Apr 13
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The New Moon Series
By Eric H. Weinberger
Mar 9
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The New Moon Series
written and performed by marcus d. harvey
Feb 9
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The New Moon Series
by Eleanor Burgess
Jan 12
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The New Moon Series
by Desi Moreno-Penson
Dec 8
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The New Moon Series
by Brian O'Neill
Nov 10
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The New Moon Series
by Ben Clawson
Oct 13
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The New Moon Series
by Heidi Armbruster
Jul 23
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The New Moon Series
by Laura Brienza
May 12 -
May 13
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The New Moon Series
May 5
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The New Moon Series
by Sue Mach
Apr 21
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The New Moon Series
By Justin Warner
Mar 3
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The New Moon Series
by Erica Saleh
Jan 6
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The New Moon Series
Adapted from the novel by Suzanne Berne
Adapted and Directed by James Glossman
Dec 2
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The New Moon Series
Directed by Michael Goldfried
Nov 4
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The New Moon Series
By Andrew Rosendorf
Oct 7
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The New Moon Series
By Frank Tangredi

What do you mean by "play reading"? What can I expect?
A "reading" is simply a performance that is not memorized and which has been rehearsed for a short time. The actors sit or stand at music stands and read from scripts. There are no costumes, sets, music, or lighting design: just you, the actors, and the text. At Luna, we do readings of plays that are still in the process of being written. A playwright and a director cast professional actors and rehearse with them for 4 hours on the same day that you come to the reading.

What is the talkback with the playwright? How do I participate?
The talkback is a discussion that happens immediately after the reading. Often the playwright will have questions in mind, and they will ask the audience to share their opinions. We encourage you to share your thoughts! Remember that everyone has their own taste, and that no play will be the favorite of every person - rather, we encourage you to think about what the playwright might be trying to achieve with their play and what you can offer that might help them to achieve it.

What kinds of plays does Luna read in its series?
All kinds! We try to provide you with the broadest range of experiences possible: a range of different writers, exploring many different topics, in many different styles. Luna reads plays in all stages of development, from the "beautiful mess" of early drafts, to more polished later drafts. In all cases, the playwright is still actively working on the script. Sometimes it is only by reading in front of an audience that a playwright discovers what their play is trying to say. Sometimes you might be in the audience when that magic happens!

Plays in development are still grappling with unknowns - some part or parts of the play that don't yet "work" in the way the playwright intends. We think being an audience for a play in development is exciting because the audience's reflections on a script have a great ability to affect how the script grows and changes. Some plays read at Luna Stage go on to be produced on our mainstage or at other theaters across the country. Luna audiences can feel proud of their role in shaping those plays on their journey.

Upcoming Calendar

Jan 31 - Feb 24, 2019

MainStage
by Christina Gorman

Mar. 3, 5:00 pm

Benefits and Special Events
featuring The United Tastes of America

Mar. 11, 7:00 pm

The New Moon Series
by J.Stephen Brantley