Streaming @ Virtual Luna: Feb 14 – Feb 28

Greek gods, fairy tale characters, and beloved figures from Alice in Wonderland don’t behave as expected in this new play!

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Commissioned by Orange High School, created by Luna Stage playwrights-in-residence Jenny Lyn Bader and Martine Sainvil, and inspired by student stories, Strange Happenings follows a school librarian as she unravels a literary mystery during the COVID-19 pandemic. With time spent on Mount Olympus, through the Looking Glass, and in our own complicated world, this sparkling comedy will delight audiences of all ages.

Co-directed by Luna’s emerging directors Lily Greenberg, Dillon Mitcham and Alexander Oleksy, with design by Cameron Filepas and an original score by Megan Culley.

Featuring Zach Canter, RJ Christian, Julia Creutzer, Christie Lynn Devoe, Kiana Lum, Naiya McCalla, Romello Rodriguez, Tanner Roncace, Nic Sanchez, Patrick Singer and Mary Walker

Mentored by Jessica Bauman

Meet the Playwrights

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Jenny Lyn Bader

Jenny Lyn Bader (Playwright) is thrilled to be back at Luna Stage, which premiered her drama Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library and her short play My First Time (commissioned for Voting Writes). Her other plays include (more)

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Martine Sainvil

Martine Sainvil (Playwright) is a Brooklyn-based Playwright and self-proclaimed Dialogue Diva, Plot Piper and Story Stan. She is a Language Collector, Globe Trekker and Cultural Communicator who feeds her curiosity by devouring great  (more)

Meet the Actors

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(From Top: L-R) Row 1: Mary Walker, Patrick Singer, Kiana Lum, Zachary Canter, Tanner Roncace, RJ Christian.  Row 2: Nic Sanchez, Christie Lynn Devoe, Naiya McCalla, Romello Rodriguez, Julia Creutzer.

Meet the Creative Team

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Turron Kofi Alleyne

Turron Kofi Alleyne (Fairytale Voiceover) has worked with some of Hollywood’s most esteemed A-List directors, producers, and actors such as: Spike Lee, Jonathan Nolan, Mark Wahlberg, Zoe Saldana, Michael B. Jordan, Lawrence Fishburne,  (more)

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Jessica Bauman

Jessica Bauman (Mentor) is a director, teacher and community engaged theater 
maker. She is thrilled to return to Luna Stage, where she previously taught and created a play with the kids at Valley Settlement House. She
is currently (more)

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Megan Culley

Megan "Deets" Culley (Sound Designer) is an NYC-based Sound Designer and Composer. Credits include: GROUNDED (Dobama Theatre). CULLUD WATTAH and THE LOOPHOLE (The Public Theater), TERMINUS (NYTW Next Door)  (more)

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Cameron Filepas

Cameron Filepas (Designer) is a New Jersey based lighting designer for Theatre, Dance, and Opera. Recent design credits include Hello, Dolly! (Madison High School), Pass Over and A Change is Gonna Come (Luna Stage), The Full Monty  (more)

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Lily Greenberg

Lily Greenberg (Co-Director) is a theatre artist and teaching artists currently based in New York. She is a sophomore at New York University working towards her B.S. in Educational Theatre. She has previously performed  (more)

Alana Garcia

Alana Garcia (Closed Captioning) is a senior at New Jersey Institute of Technology studying both communications and theatre. She works for the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Department as an assistant videographer and has been  (more)

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Dillon Mitcham

Dillon Mitcham (Co-Director) (he/him) is a freelance theatre artist who has worked in New York, Maryland, and the vast virtual landscape. After receiving his Bachelors in Directing at Marymount Manhattan College, he focused his discipline  (more)

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Alexander Oleksy

Alexander Oleksy (Co-Director) is an NYC based director and teaching artist originally from The Woodlands, TX.  Currently studying Educational Theatre at NYU Steinhardt, Alex has focused on developing new works and helping young audiences  (more)

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Joey Yow

Joey Yow (Editor) is an educator, theatre practitioner, and filmmaker. A teacher at Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ, Joey leads the Technical Theatre and Film programs and is highly involved in community service and  (more)