In the bleak and savage moors, there live two sisters. The eldest commands the house, leaving the youngest trapped in her shadow. But when a governess arrives, lies are revealed and loyalties shift...until someone reaches her breaking point. A riff on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters, this dark contemporary comedy examines love, power, and our longing to be seen.
by Jen Silverman
Directed by Mike Donahue
February 27th - March 25th, 2017
at The Duke on 42nd Street
229 W. 42nd Street
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Mysterious, menacing, and savagely funny!
The Moors delights with its insightful and subversive edginess, toppling the male-oppressed milieus of the Brontës and taking strong, passionate female characters to new heights.”
"A Brontë mashup swimming in whimsy. Not only passes the Bechdel test but crushes it!"
— NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Jen Schriever, Light Design
Anita Yavich, Costume Design
M.L. Dogg, Sound Design
Daniel Kluger, Composer
Hannah Woodward, Stage Manager
Lily Perlmutter, Assistant Stage Manager
Videographer: Daniel J. Vasquez
2016-2017 Page One Playwright, Jen Silverman's work includes The Moors (Yale Repertory Theatre, off-Broadway at The Playwrights Realm), Phoebe In Winter (Off-off Broadway at Clubbed Thumb), The Roommate (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, SF Playhouse), and Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops (Woolly Mammoth, The Theater @ Boston Court). The world premiere of All The Roads Home is upcoming at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Jen is a member of New Dramatists and a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis. She is the 2016-2017 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark and has a two-book deal with Random House for a collection of stories and a novel. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard.
More info: www.jensilverman.com