The Neighborhood has announced Moon Plays [a collection of short plays about Her Majesty The Moon] led by Maiya Corral, playing March 1 – March 10th, 2019 at The Edge Off-Broadway, 1133 W Catalpa Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.theneighborhoodtheatrechicago.com.
The Neighborhood presents a two night series of short plays about Her Majesty The Moon. Thirteen new works explore our relationship with The Moon throughout time, history, and space. Ranging from stories of werewolves and the first space expedition to stories of mumble rappers, baby turtles, and cardboard spaceships 80 years in the future, Moon Plays is an electric and eclectic night of pretending and wonder in The Neighborhood.
Title: Moon Plays [a collection of short plays about Her Majesty The Moon]
The Ensemble: Maiya Corral, Anna Klos, Lo Miles, Hunter Price, Gloria Petrelli, Dan Poppen, Lolo Ramos, Cory Williamson, Beth Hyland, Millie Rose, Danny Turek, Kadin McGreevy, Fletcher Pierson, Park Williams, Alice Wu, Rachael Everson, Bianca Caniglia, Gwenna McKee, Dan Cassilagio, Dani Santisteven, Bradley Lorio, Emily Melgard, Drew McCubbin, Gail Harder, Katie Thornton, Brendan McNaughton, Emily Mosset, Kaya Carr, Tyler Iiams, Vinecia Coleman, Kevin O’Connell, and Kevin Wesson.
Location: The Edge Off-Broadway, 1133 W Catalpa Ave. in Chicago
Dates: March 1-3, 6-10 at 7:30pm
Part One: Wax- March 1, 3, 7, 9
Part Two: Wane- March 2, 6, 8, 10
Tickets are $10 per show or $15 for the Full Moon Package (Part One & Part Two) and can be purchased at www.theneighborhoodtheatrechicago.com or at the door.
About the Creative Team:
Maiya Corral (Moon Plays Leader) is a theatre artist hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has been both regionally and nationally recognized for Outstanding Production of a Play and Outstanding Production of a Devised or Company-Generated Work by The Kennedy Center. Most recently, she directed The Neighborhood’s production of Ivanov!, played The Widow in The Neighborhood’s Vigils and originated the role of Daniel Striped Tiger in The Neighborhood’s Good Night, Fred Rogers. She received her Associate of the Arts from Diablo Valley College in Northern California and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho.
Emily Melgard (Stage Management) is the resident stage manager of The Neighborhood and is excited to be on this mission to the Moon. Previously, she has worked as the Production Stage Manager for Ivanov! and Assistant Stage Manager for Good Night Fred Rogers. Most recently, she worked on The House Theatre of Chicago’s production of The Nutcracker. She graduated in 2016 with a B.S. in Stage Management from the University of Idaho.
Dan Poppen (Musician/Sound) is a composer, musician, and theatre-maker from Northwest Iowa. His composition work has been recognized regionally and nationally for Outstanding Achievement in Composition (shared with Neighborhood ensemble member Tyler Iiams) and Distinguished Sound Design from The Kennedy Center. His work with music includes credits at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Oklahoma!; Love's Labor's Lost), and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (Macbeth; The Tempest), as well as developing original compositions with and for The Neighborhood (Late Wedding; Swing of the Sea; Ivanov!; Good Night, Fred Rogers). He received his BA in Performing Arts from Iowa State University, and his MFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Idaho.
Anna Klos (The Moon) is a graduate from the University of Oregon Theater Department. She moved to Chicago two years ago to pursue small, specialized theater and has had the pleasure of stage-managing for Silk Road Rising [Semetic Commonwealth, Obstacle Course] and acting, stage-managing and producing for Trap Door Theater [Letter of Love, Sad Happy Sucker, Monsieur D’eon is a Woman, The Old Woman Broods, Childhood Beauty]. She is so excited to be a part of The Neighborhood family and she can’t wait to see what the view looks like from the moon.
About The Neighbors:
The Neighborhood was created by a group of theatre artists who started making plays together at the University of Idaho in the Palouse hills. The Neighbors have recently set roots in Chicago–captivated by the city’s generosity and commitment to community–to share stories about the shakey part of our hearts with magic, healing, and some really cool lamps.
For additional information on The Neighborhood, visit theneighborhoodtheatrechicago.com.
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