Celebrate the return of live theatre with this existential comedy that explores how the joy is found in the journey and not the destination...or something...
When Fool 1 discovers the Giant Void in their soul, they and their loyal best friend Fool 2 set out on a Quixotic quest to fill it. Will food and alcohol do it? What about jobs, marriage, procreation, or even self-reflection? Can anything fill this damn void?!
Featuring Jesse Castellanos, Darin F. Earl II, John P. Keller & Valerie Terranova
Set Design by Joseph Putrino, Costumes by Deborah Caney, Lighting by Cameron Filepas, Sound by Steve Brown
Stage Manager: Celina Revollar
Meet The Artists
Jesse is a NYC based actor originally from Miami, Florida. Jesse recently made his off-Broadway debut as Kresel in Tammany Hall (SoHo Playhouse). Other credits include 24 Hour Plays: Nationals (The 24 Hour Plays), and Rick Abath in Art Heist (Broward Center for the Performing Arts). Jesse holds a BFA in Acting from Montclair State University. @thejessecastellanos
Darin (he/they) is a first-gen, queer artist aspiring to produce collaborations & shedding light on creative communities in New Jersey. Recent Stage Credits: Happy Loman (Death of a Salesman, Somerset Valley Players), Puck (Midsummer, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), & Aaron (Titus Andronicus, Mercer County Park Grounds). Recent Film Credits: Brian in "The Devil's Playground" (2022), Gerald in "The Dennis Boys" (2022), & Luke in "825 Forest Road" (2021) from the producers of Hell House LLC. To keep up with Darin's journey, visit darinearlthesecond.com, follow @officialdarinearl on Facebook & Instagram & view other credits at IMDb: imdb.me/darinearl. A special thanks to Ari & Rajesh at Luna, Jamaica's Queen, Mem, Livvy Tay, and all my friends & family. And especially you for supporting the arts.
Darin F. Earl II
TV: Beckert on Boardwalk Empire (HBO). Theater: Off Broadway world premiere of Tina Howe’s Signing Beach, as well as world premieres of Mourning Sun, You are now the Owner of This Suitcase and JH3AM with Theater 167. The 2012 NY revival of The Violet Hour by Richard Greenberg. Regional: Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Alabama Shakespeare, George Street Playhouse, Worcester Shakespeare Festival, Mile Square Theater Company, Luna Stage Company, and Internationally at the Balinese Arts Festival and the Ugandan International Theater Festival. M.F.A. in Acting Rutgers University. John serves as co-Producer of coLAB Arts. Proud member of Actors Equity Association.
Valerie recently played opposite Bernardo Cubria in Project Y’s Soup. Other favorite stage credits include: #25 in The Wolves (Lyric Stage Boston), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Seven Stages Shakespeare), Viola in Twelfth Night (Saratoga Shakespeare). She produced/starred in the film adaptation of The Lepers (Queens World Film Festival Outstanding Narrative Short), and has helped develop/premiere over a dozen new works and plays in NYC. Training: NYU/Tisch. ValerieTerranova.com
Rajesh is thrilled to making is professional directing debut at Luna Stage. Rajesh has performed extensively off-Broadway and throughout the country – favorites include three productions at Bedlam Theatre (Persuasion, The Crucible, and Pygmalion), Henry VI (NAATCO), Caesar & Cleopatra (Gingold Group), Against The Hillside (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Indian Ink (Roundabout), King Lear (Northern Stage), Oslo (St. Louis Rep), Mary Stuart (Folger Theatre), Guards at the Taj (Capital Stage), Disgraced (Playmakers Rep, Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre – Connecticut Critics Circle Award, IRNE Nomination), Invisible Hand (Westport Playhouse, Hartford Theaterworks), and The Who & The What (Gulfshore Playhouse, Hartford Theaterworks). Film & Television: “Bull”, “New Amsterdam”, “Quantico”, “Blacklist”, “Blue Bloods”, "Elementary", “Damages”, "Nurse Jackie", "Madame Secretary", "The Good Wife", "Law & Order: SVU”, “Criminal Minds", the series finale of "The Sopranos", and the Academy Award nominated film Frozen River.
Bernardo Cubría is a Mexican screenwriter/playwright who recently sold his screenplay Like It Used To Be; that will star Gina Rodriguez and Karla Souza. He is also writing the Untitled Ryan Garcia Project that will be directed by Gina Rodriguez and star lightweight boxer Ryan Garcia, it is being produced by Endeavor Content. He was the winner of the NNPN Playwright Award for Political Theatre in 2021. He was also the co-writer of the short film Spanish Class, which won Best Comedy at The NBC Universal Shorts Awards in 2018. His play The Play You Want was awarded the Generation Award by Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company in 2020. The play was also awarded the Ingenio 2020 Award for new play by a Latinx Playwright by The Milagro Theatre in Portland, Oregon. It received its world premiere at The Road Theatre in Los Angeles in 2022. He was also recently nominated for best playwright at The Ovation Awards, Stage Raw Awards, and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for his play The Giant Void In My Soul. The play is receiving its Regional Premiere at Luna Stage in 2022, and its International Premiere at Foro Shakespeare in Mexico City in 2022. The play received a reading at Circle in the Square on Broadway in 2019. His play Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement was a Semifinalist for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference in 2016, and was produced Off-Broadway at INTAR in fall of 2017. It has since received a regional premiere at The Studio Theatre in Florida.