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The Moors - 2017 - Off-Broadway

Dreaming of love and power, two sisters and their dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, the vast, desolate landscape of northern England. With the arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen, lies are revealed and loyalties shift as all are set on a strange and dangerous path. Inspired by the lives and work of the Brontë sisters, Silverman's wild, rugged and inhospitable moors become a backdrop against which women can dream of a better life, and a metaphor for the freedom and strength wherein people can reinvent themselves. Escaping thetrappings of a seemingly Victorian setting, The Moors invites the audience to travel into a surreal world that subverts those ideals of power structures, gender and class.


The Duke

(New York, NY)
229 West 42nd Street


by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 25, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group just celebrated Opening Night for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar & Cleopatra last night, September 24th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). This limited Off-Broadway engagement, now in previews, will continue through October 12th only.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Cal State Fullerton's fall season begins with a?oeDisney's Beauty and the Beast,a?? with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by CSUF alumna Linda Woolverton '79 (M.A. theatre arts), and directed by Martie Ramm. The play runs from October 11 a?" 27, 2019 in the Little Theatre on campus. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, Disney's family friendly musical a?" a a?oetale as old as timea?? a?" tells the story of Belle, a smart young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will return to his former self. But time is running out. Will he be transformed by love or doomed for all eternity?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
On Friday, October 9 at 8:00 PM, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will live stream the second installment of its NEC Zoom Short Play Series, 'This World Was Made for All Men--And Women,' a ten-minute play competition to be live streamed from Contra Studios, 122 W. 26th Street, Manhattan. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
Epic Theatre Company announces after six months of curating a rotation of digital programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its social media engagement numbers have shattered new records and its content has reached over five million people across Rhode Island and all over the world.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group celebrates Opening Night tonight, Tuesday September 24th, for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar & Cleopatra at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through October 12th only. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
The Theatre Company will present a re-imagined cozy but revolutionary 2020 season featuring fully produced podcast recordings of The Moors by Jen Silverman and Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill October 9 - November 14. It's dangerous to be a woman and different.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
At only 25 years old Anchuli Felicia King has already had her work produced in London, New York and Melbourne. This October, the Thai-Australian artist makes her Sydney debut downstairs at Belvoir's 25A. For the premiere of her new play Slaughterhouse, King will not only be working as a playwright but also as the Video and Sound Designer.
by Greer Firestone - Sep 18, 2019
Delaware Theatre Co opens its season with THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. For Arthur Conan Doyle adherents, this is pipedreams away from Benedict Cumberbatch OR in my case, Basil Rathbone (my favorite all time baddest of bad guys in the movies of the 50's).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Slipstream Theatre Initiative proudly treads new waters with its sixth season; fusing classic characters and themes with current plays and playwrights. The company's 6-show season expands on their founding mission of creating classical work for a contemporary minded audience by presenting some Michigan Premieres, a World Premiere by Maxim Vinogradov, and a couple other surprises, all focusing on classic stories or characters. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group opens Tuesday September 24th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar & Cleopatra. This limited Off-Broadway engagement, now in previews, will continue through October 12th only. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Three years since it first wooed audiences and smashed every box office record in State Theatre Company South Australia's history, farcical comedy The 39 Steps is returning to the Dunstan Playhouse - but not for long.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
Tickets are now on sale for the second digital production of WAM's re-imagined fall season- the wickedly funny satire THE THANKSGIVING PLAY by Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation), directed by Kingston. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Multi-instrumentalist, composer and renowned trumpet master Nicholas Payton will be performing live in concert with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Cal State Fullerton's production of a?oeThe Moorsa?? by Jen Silverman and directed by Tommy Statler runs from November 1 - 17, 2019 in the Hallberg Theatre on campus. In an English manor on the bleak and savage moors live two sisters: steely, commanding Agatha, and Hudley, the childlike younger sister in her shadow.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Jen Rowe and Brandon Woolley are teaming up to launch The Theatre Company in Portland, OR. They will oversee the artistic vision of the company as CoArtistic Directors with their first season beginning in 2020. As staples in the Portland theatre community in multiple roles (director, actor, casting director, producer), these two thirty-somethings plan to present Portland premieres of timely, socially relevant, and culturally conscious plays. The Theatre Company's mission is to enliven their community by transforming found spaces with bold, theatrical endeavors. Their inaugural two-show season will premier in March 2020 with The Moors by Jen Silverman and Vinegar Tom by Carol Churchill in October 2020. Woolley directs and Rowe leads the cast of The Moors as Huldey in a production that will transform Copeland Commons at TaborSpace in Southeast Portland. Rowe directs Churchill's Vinegar Tom staged at The Hallowed Halls, a recording studio at Holgate and 64th Avenue in Southeast Portland. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
Producing Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, Associate Artistic Director Talya Kingston, and the WAM Theatre team today announced the cast for the second digital production of their re-imagined fall season- the wickedly funny satire THE THANKSGIVING PLAY by Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation), directed by Kingston.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Red Stitch Actors' Theatre today announced a powerful 2020 season featuring three world premiere productions - all developed at Red Stitch - two Australian premieres and the Victorian debut of two new plays.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
DREAM HOU$E by Eliana Pipes, winner of the 2019 Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers, 'Leah's FEWW' will receive a reading Monday November 18 at The Loft at Theater 511, 511 West 54th Street, in Manhattan. The reading will be directed by Kathleen Capdesuñer and feature Amandina Altomare, Emilie Battle, Amanda Borges, and Cindy De La Cruz. Alex Tobey will line produce and Hanako Rodriguez will stage manage.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The fourth annual Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards (aka The Berkies) were handed out on a chilly Monday evening, November 11, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, MA. Eligible for nomination were 105 productions from the past year, presented at more than three dozen venues in Western Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Connecticut, all within a fifty-mile radius of the borders of Berkshire County.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals has announced this year's cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. This production is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Masonicare at Chester Village and GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2020
Leah Ryan's Fund For Emerging Women Writers celebrates ten years of awarding it's prize to women playwrights with 10 X 10: An Evening of 10 Minute Plays Celebrating Ten Years of Winners. The gala event will take place at Cherry Lane Theatre on March 30 and will feature world premiere short plays from past recipients Megan Mostyn Brown, Genia Femia, Jiehae Park, and Eliana Pipes. A pre-show cocktail reception begins at 6:00pm, followed by the main performance at 7:00pm and an afterparty at Cowgirl. The evening will be under the direction of Daniella Topol. For more information, visit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2020
Princeton Summer Theater have announced the selection of Eliana Cohen-Orth as the company's Artistic Director for 2020. A member of the Princeton University Class of 2021 and a student in Princeton's Program in Theater, Cohen-Orth will spearhead the summer season in advance of Princeton Summer Theater's 50th anniversary celebration in November.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
A Statement from A Red Orchid Theatre:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
The Hawaii Shakespeare Festival's (HSF) nineteenth season is full of romance and humor and is all virtual! We kick off with As You Like It opening July 17, then Love's Labour's Lost opening August 7, and conclude with Merry Wives of Windsor opening August 14. All shows will be performed live online via Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Victory Gardens Theater continues its 45th season with the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself by Liliana Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. A Co-World Premiere with Actors Theatre of Louisville, How to Defend Yourself runs January 24 - February 23, 2020, with press performance on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today the lineup of productions and cabaret performances for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, featuring students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program and Young Conservatory (YC). Single tickets for all productions and cabaret performances are on sale now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
The full cast is today announced for the return of Tim Cowbury's The Claim at Shoreditch Town Hall following its debut sell-out run in 2018. Mark Maughan directs Nick Blakeley (A), Tonderai Munyevu (Serge) and Indra Ové (B). The production opens on 20 February, with previews from 18 February and runs until 7 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, has announced its 2020a?'2021 season that will launch with the popular musical a?oeFalsettos,a?? followed by a regional premiere production by Jen Silverman, a world premiere by playwright and actor Dane Figueroa Edidi, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning a?oeSeascapea?? by Edward Albee. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
After its smash-hit sold-out Edinburgh run, critically acclaimed chaotic cabaret cult AN EVENING WITHOUT KATE BUSH is to transfer to Soho Theatre, London from 18 May - 6 June.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced the ninth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists, as well as post-show receptions. The Reading Series will feature new works by Benjamin Benne, Majkin Holmquist, Shayan Lotfi, Nick Mecikalski and Harrison David Rivers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2020
END OF., from 11 a?" 22 March, will have you in stitches as Ash Flanders follows his turbulent river of poor choices back to its source - his heavy-drinking, chain-smoking mother. No singing, no dancing, just a hell of a funny story. End of.
by Madelyn Geyer - Feb 4, 2020
I walk into the Romy Suskin Photography Studio serving as the venue for The Filigree Theatre's THE TURN OF THE SCREW. A darkened room and dimly lit candles greet me while classical music playing from a small speaker in the corner blankets the space with paranoia-tinged peacefulness. With just two actors and chairs for only ten audience members, director Elizabeth V. Newman creates an intimate atmosphere that still manages to transport the audience to the drafty halls of a Victorian mansion where THE TURN OF THE SCREW takes place.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira) will presents the 2020 INK'D Festival of New Plays, showcasing new works by this year's Realm Writing Fellows Tanya Everett, Maya Macdonald, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, and Christopher Reyes (February 24-27). The festival's plays offer vast tonal and stylistic variation while cohering around complex contemplations of structural issues. INK'D has proven to be an indispensable launching pad for the voices driving the future of playwriting. This year's powerful slate continues to introduce audiences to a diversity of fresh perspectives, thereby underscoring theater's potential to expand the possibilities of dramatic storytelling and engage with the world around it.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Greater Boston Stage Company will present The Moors, written by the celebrated and widely produced playwright Jen Silverman. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, performances run March 12 - 29, 2020. The Press Opening is Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Epic Theatre Company is ecstatic to bring Jen Silverman's a?oeThe Moorsa?? to Theatre 82 this March in a dark and alluring production directed by Vince Petronio (Wolf Hall) and featuring Epic favorites Kerry Giorgi, Stephanie Traversa, Alexis Ingram, Vanessa Paige, Rico Lanni, and Katie Westgate.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
The Theatre Company presents its inaugural production, The Moors by Jen Silverman, March 18-April 11. Founded with the intention of transforming found spaces with bold, theatrical endeavors, The Theatre Company has chosen Copeland Commons at Taborspace in the heart of SE Portland's Mt. Tabor neighborhood as their non-traditional performance venue. While Copeland Commons has hosted small scale concerts and other arts events in the past, TTC's production of The Moors marks the first time a professional theatre company has staged a multi-week residency in the space. Co-Artistic Directors Jen Rowe and Brandon Woolley chose the venue specifically for its connection to the community and the story being told.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing to welcome one of the greatest detectives in literary history this spring with its production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Feb 10, 2020
Seanan McGuire's award-winning series Wayward Children is one such series. Every book is a delight, something original to be cherished and held. Some are terrifying and bleak, while others are full of wonder and whimsy. Readers finish these books and wish there truly were other words to explore so they don't have to go back to the mundane.
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
About Face Theatre continues its 2019-2020 season with the Chicago premiere of Audrey Cefaly's award-winning drama THE GULF, running January 9 through February 15, 2020, at Theater Wit. THE GULF is a riveting look at how partners in a long-term relationship change over time, and what it takes to keep love alive. Directed by About Face Artistic Director Megan Carney, the production will feature AFT Artistic Associate Kelli Simpkins and Deanna Myers. Press opening is Friday, January 17 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020
While Washington State COVID-19 measures continue to restrict events on the grounds, the spirit of the season remains alive in the virtual experiences offered by organizations across the grounds.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 31, 2019
Orlando was a deeply engaging, intriguing and thought-provoking exploration whose pondering, messages, striking soundscapes and visuals reverberated and lingered long after the curtain had closed. It is a highly ambitious undertaking but Neuwirth and her colleagues were up for the challenge. What is most exciting is what has now been established for a venue such as The Wiener Straatsoper as we move into a new decade of uncertain times when it is vital that radical expressions of art and activism combined are given such a grand stage with which to proclaim their truths.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, presents the world premiere of The Tasters by Meghan Brown, directed by RTE member Devon de Mayo. The Tasters runs January 10 a?" February 16, 2020 at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 20 at 7:00pm
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
a?oeSecret love bound by silence.a?? Once the most performed opera of its time, Donizetti's bel canto drama, La favorite, features some of the most challenging arias ever written. Woven into this nowa?"rarely performed opera is a classic love triangle among a noblewoman, king and warrior. Set in early 14th century Spain, this triangle involves the King of Castile Alphonse XI, the beautiful Léonor and a novice monk, Fernand. In the background, the Moors have invaded Spain, and a power struggle has begun between church and state. Opera powerhouse and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton and international star Lawrence Brownlee return to Houston for this HGO premiere. World-renowned opera, film, theater and event director Kevin Newbury directs La favorite.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's live streaming video series called MVT Live, features three heavy hitters in the world of live entertainment in Hawaii - R. Kevin Garcia Doyle, Kat Altman and Tony Pisculli, discussing their backgrounds in theatre, some of their most memorable moments and more.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
Epic Theatre Company continues it's a?oeStay Safe, Stay Homea?? series with its biggest digital undertaking yet--an irreverent game show inspired by the television classic Match Game, hosted by Epic's very own Aaron Blanck, and featuring a roster of local talent and iconic celebrities all trying their best to Fill in the Blanck.