Lunar Energy Productions

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LUNAR ENERGY is a New-York based theater company dedicated to transformation and re-imagination. In a culture of habit, routine, and been-there-done-that fatigue, we believe it is vital to seek out the surprising in the familiar.  To that end, our productions play with perspective and context in order to reveal unexpected aspects of stories and situations we thought we knew.

 Previous productions include Katharine Sherman’s christopher marlowe’s chloroform dreams at The Red Room (April 2012), Before Placing Me On Your Shelf, adapted and directed by Philip Gates from poems by James Tate, (FringeNYC 2011, Manhattan Theatre Source) and like the night by Katharine Sherman at The Tank (April 2009). Lunar Energy also produces MOONSHINE, a reading series geared towards new play development.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

By Rights We Should Be Giants  | Open: 10/18/12 Close: 11/03/12
Lunar Energy Productions will present the World Premiere of By Rights We Should Be Giants, created and written by Lunar Energy ensemble members Nadia Sepsenwol and Tim Van Dyck, October 18-November 3 at The Secret Theatre (4402 23rd Street between 44th Avenue and 44th Road, Long Island City).The production will be directed by Christopher Diercksen (The Seagull at The Secret) and will feature Bob C. Armstrong (All’s Well That Ends Well with New York Classical Theatre), Brenda Currin* (Obie Award winner for Wendy Kesselman’s My Sister in This House with Second Stage Theatre), Rebecca Hirota, Caitlin Johnston, Mariana Newhard, Casey Robinson, Theo Salter, George Salazar* (Godspell on Broadway), Nadia Sepsenwol, Brendan Spieth*, and Liesel Allen Yeager. The creative team will include Set Design by Jonathan Cottle, Lighting Design by Alana Jacoby (Death Valley with AntiMatter Collective), Costume Design by Kristen M. Singer (The Seagull for Wandering Bark Theatre Company), and Original Music by Franklin James Fisher. The production will be Stage Managed by Aislinn Curry. *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association

In 2008, a Midwestern family of would-be intellectuals and frustrated artists are facing the possibility of economic ruin, when they are unexpectedly visited by a company of soldiers returning from Afghanistan. Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s classic drama Three SistersBy Rights We Should Be Giants sheds light on the dwindling American middle class and the challenges of starting anew in a rapidly changing world.


About the Company: Lunar Energy Productions

LUNAR ENERGY is a New-York based theater company dedicated to transformation and re-imagination. In a culture of habit, routine, and been-there-done-that fatigue, we believe it is vital to seek out the surprising in the familiar.  To that end, our productions play with perspective and context in order to reveal unexpected aspects of stories and situations we thought we knew.

 Previous productions include Katharine Sherman’s christopher marlowe’s chloroform dreams at The Red Room (April 2012), Before Placing Me On Your Shelf, adapted and directed by Philip Gates from poems by James Tate, (FringeNYC 2011, Manhattan Theatre Source) and like the night by Katharine Sherman at The Tank (April 2009). Lunar Energy also produces MOONSHINE, a reading series geared towards new play development.

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Christopher Marlowe's Chloroform Dreams  | Open: 04/18/12 Close: 05/05/12
Lunar Energy Productions will present the World Premiere of Katharine Sherman’s (grunge is dead at the American Globe Theater; like the night at The Tank) christopher marlowe’s chloroform dreams, April 18-May 5 in The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery).The production will be directed by Lunar Energy Artistic Director, Philip Gates (Before Placing Me On Your Shelf, 2011 FringeNYC/Manhattan Theatre Source) and will feature Christopher Fahmie, Sheila Joon*, Michael Markham* (Mother Courage and Her Children with The Public Theater), Valerie Redd*, and Curry Whitmire. The creative team will include Set Design by Joshua David Bishop, Lighting Design by Alana Jacoby, Costume Design by Kalere Payton (2010 Ivey Award for Best Emerging Artist), and Sound Design by Will Fulton (Death Valley with AntiMatter Collective). *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association

christopher marlowe’s chloroform dreams is an Elizabethan noir fairytale that follows Christopher Marlowe, poet and private eye, and his dame Daphne as they fall into a dangerous world filled with drugs and gangsters. They’re Hero and Leander via Bogart and Bacall, with a nod to Kurt and Courtney. A meditation on love and addiction; a theatrical mixtape; a dreamlike collage of language, ritual, and myth. 


About the Company: Lunar Energy Productions

LUNAR ENERGY is a New-York based theater company dedicated to transformation and re-imagination. In a culture of habit, routine, and been-there-done-that fatigue, we believe it is vital to seek out the surprising in the familiar.  To that end, our productions play with perspective and context in order to reveal unexpected aspects of stories and situations we thought we knew.

Previous productions include Before Placing Me On Your Shelf (adapted/directed by Philip Gates from poems by James Tate), FringeNYC (August 2011) and Manhattan Theatre Source (January 2011) and like the night by Katharine Sherman at The Tank, April 2009. Lunar also produces MOONSHINE, a reading series geared towards new play development and they are currently working on a new piece loosely adapted from Chekhov's Three Sisters, set in present-day Rust Belt America. 

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