MOIRA STONE

Actor / Singer

Best Actress win!

Last night at the NYIT Awards, I won the 2017 Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role award! What a delight. I couldn't be there, so my best friend and co-nominee Sarah Lippmann accepted on my behalf. 

Sarah Looking Boss

Hop over to Facebook to see video of the event; skip to 19:00 for my big moment. 

NYIT Award nomination

I am thrilled to announce that I'm a nominee for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role in the NYIT Awards for my work last March in Maggie's Cino's production of Three Sisters at The Brick.

I share a nomination in that category with the astounding Sarah K. Lippmann. Ivanna Cullinan's work as Olga was recognized in the Featured Actress category. The entire production was nominated for Best Revival of a play. What an honor.

Here's a brief interview with a few of us.

With Derrick Peterson.Photo by Hunter Canning.

With Derrick Peterson.Photo by Hunter Canning.

Partial Three Sisters cast portrait. Photo by Kent Meister. 

TB SHEETS workshop & show

I've been a bit obsessed with Buran Theatre since I saw their production of House of Fitzcaraldo at the Brick back in 2012. (And I lost it entirely over Magic Bullets at Incubator Arts in 2014.) It gives me all the feels to announce that I'm working with them now, developing and performing TB SHEETS in workshop at ART/NY on 6 November and onstage May 2017 at ART/NY's brand new theater complex in midtown. Details on tickets soon.

In the meantime, look at this poster! Artist David Pym is creating a series of images for the piece and I'm delighted to be featured on the very first. 

That Which Isn't opens 11 August

When Dave DelGrosso and I got to do a reading of the first act of That Which Isn't back in January 2013, I remember telling myself to enjoy every second of it, because plays this good come along so rarely. More than three years later, I cannot believe how lucky I am that Dave and I, joined by Mick O'Brien, get to perform the world premiere of this incredible piece. 

You should come see it. Then you can say you saw it when. 

That Which Isn't
at The Brick Theater
August 11-20th, 2016

Tickets 



Written by Matthew Freeman. Directed by Kyle Ancowitz
Stage Manager: Jodi Witherell
Set Designer: Kerry Lee Chipman
Featuring David DelGrosso*, Mick O'Brien*, and Moira Stone*

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Me & Dave

 

 

I woke up (not believing in money)

(20 March)  UTC 61's MoneyLab opens tonight at HERE Arts Center.  As Edward puts it, it's "an economic vaudeville, a multi-disciplinary experiment to discover whether economic ideas can be represented through performance.  Every night is a new set of acts, set in a framework of economic games." 

I'd just say that it is an evening at the intersection of two of my favorite things: making theater and talking about money. 

Capitalism, amirite?

In other news, I have the great good fortune to be working on a reading of Mac Rogers' new play. Watch this space, or just close your eyes and listen; that distant squeee! you hear is me losing my nerd mind over getting to portray one of my personal heroines onstage.

And finally, I did a silly video for the internet

"You know what I'll miss? The quiet."

The Listeners has closed. It was a glorious experiment. 

Some varied reactions from Time Out,  NY Theatre Review, The Timesnytheater now, and, most thoughtfully, Trav S.D. But my favorite - and most personally thrilling - came from illustrator and genius Carolyn Raship. Produced as part of her Lenten project to draw NYC performers "past, present, imaginary, whatever."

Immortalized! Click through for the full image.

Immortalized! Click through for the full image.

Up next, my day job and artistic life come together in UTC61's MoneyLab at HERE in March & April.

I'm also shooting two film projects this spring, one for Inappropriate Films, and the other this audacious thriller

Once more to the streets

The Velvet Oratorio plays two last times next week on 13 & 14 January. Come see the lively and beautifully-sung piece that landed on the front page of Lidové noviny .  More infoTickets

(No, I can't read Czech. No, I'm not in the picture. Yes, I will now begin claiming I am "big in Europe.")


In other news, The Listeners is shaping up to a hell of a thing. Veterans of experimental New York theater who remember Michael Gardener's legendary (and prescient, given the current theatrical landscape) stagings of In a Strange Room and Notes from Underground  can assure you I am not joking when I say this: get your tickets now; seating is limited, intense, and will likely involve a small box and some peepholes.

Velvet Oratorio opens; new Freeman/Gardner piece gets a title

The Velvet Oratorio opened beautifully at the Bohemian Hall on 10 November. We return there on 12/13 December and 13/14 January.  More info.Tickets

The Listeners is the title of the new Matthew Freeman / Michael Gardner play we've been developing since September. You should not miss it. Preview at right, and coming in February 2015 as part of The Brick's new resident artist series. 

I call him Squeaky.

I call him Squeaky.

PussyFest & rehearsals for Velvet Oratorio & new Matthew Freeman play

Rehearsals for The Velvet Oratorio are in full swing. More infoTickets. A glimpse of rehearsal (at right).

I'm quite excited to join dozens of badass women in this year's PussyFest  from Caps Lock Theatre. You can see me performing a spectacular monologue by Jean Marie Keevins on 10 November. 

Development of Michael Gardner & Matt Freeman's new piece continues apace. We're booked for a full run in February 2015 as part ofThe Brick's new resident artist series.

  Jenny Lee Mitchell, me, John Gallop, and Maria Dessena rehearse Henry Akona's fiendishly difficult music.

 

Jenny Lee Mitchell, me, John Gallop, and Maria Dessena rehearse Henry Akona's fiendishly difficult music.

Velvet Oratorio, Untitled Gardner/Freeman project, etc

On the docket for Fall is another challenging set of songs from Henry Akona, this time as part of UTC #61's Velvet Oratoriobeing given a full staging at the Bohemian Hall in Manhattan in November, December, and January. 

Also brewing is a very exciting new project from Michael Gardner and (new New Dramatist) Matt Freeman. Workshopping 16 October at The Brick in preparation for a full run in February 2015.

In the meantime, be sure to buy your tickets now for the semi-annual divine madness that is the Brick's New York International Clown Theater Festival. (Super Spectacular! Jeff & Buttons! Red Bastard!)

The Pig returns!

Oh man, The Pig is going to be SO GOOD. (I mean, the workshop got pretty great press.) Take a beloved Czech operetta, mix it with pointed political satire (in the form of a shaggy-dog joke) from Vaclav Havel & drop those elements into the high-tech, toy-studded confines of 3LD. Oh! And food! Did I mention it's dinner theater? With a bar? A pre-show cabaret act? A post-show Velvet Underground cover band?

You can get discounted tickets now ($40 for dinner and the show) by donating to the show's Kickstarter campaign. General sale ($20 to $45) tickets are here. The show opens on 6 March

Here's some glimpses of rehearsal:

From L: Me & Terence Stone, Robert Honeywell onscreen, and the company. All photos by Edward Einhorn.

From L: Me & Terence Stone, Robert Honeywell onscreen, and the company. All photos by Edward Einhorn.

Brooklyn Left; Readings Ahoy

Photo by Rebecca Davis.

Photo by Rebecca Davis.

 Why We Left Brooklyn has closed. I could not be more proud of the show, of Kyle, of Matt, or of my spectacular cast-mates. It was really something. 

At right, Jay and me backstage, sharing a flask after our final exits. 

Next up, I've got some developmental readings - a new series by Jennifer Gordon Thomas   Mac Rogers, a completely hilarious new play by Mark Staufenberg called The Godzilla Project, and a new play from Stephen Speights about the last bottle of the most expensive wine in the world. (Here's the public reading details for that last one.)