Man and Moon
Fresh From A Rolling World Premiere | Nov 5 – Dec 3, 2023
By Siena Marilyn Ledger | Directed by Desireé Clarke Miller
Aaron is a transitioning man and Luna is a 12-year-old girl with a deep passion for outer space. Together in the lobby of an Oncology Unit, they learn how to wait as they navigate their changing bodies and circumstances within the expanse; this is a story of friendship. Produced in partnership with Help Texts.
Previews | Nov 5 & Nov 9, 2023
Opening Night | Nov 10, 2023
ASL Interpreted Performance | Nov 26, 2023
Industry Night | Nov 20, 2023*
*This performance will be a special one-time Monday evening performance at 7 PM.
Run time: 90 minutes with no intermission.
Note: $20 RUSH tickets available at the Box Office 1 hour before each performance. Ticket sales conclude online 2 hours before showtime.
Hardship tickets are also available upon request. Please call the Box Office at (858) 598-7620 for more information.
Siena Marilyn Ledger (Playwright) they/he/she is a playwright and actor from San Diego, CA. Their educational journey includes graduating from Cal State Fullerton’s BFA Acting program and completing the Tutterow Fellowship at Chicago Dramatists. Much of their work is characterized by its symbolic nature, delving into queer dynamics and experiences through the use of poetic language and exploration of spacetime. Ledger has a portfolio of seven stage and screen plays, with three of them having been produced in various locations across the United States and abroad. You can connect with them on Instagram: @tadasiena or visit their website: gayforplays.com.
“Man and Moon,” started as a collaborative collegiate project with director Kat Devoe-Peterson. Several years later, it made its debut in three different cities as part of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, with performances held at Good Company Theatre, The 16th Street Theater NFP, and Oregon Contemporary Theatre.
Desireé Clarke Miller (Director) she/her is San Diego based director, actor, and teaching artist with credits in the Coachella Valley, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Houston. She received her BFA in Acting from AMDA: College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts and is also a graduate of the British American Drama Academy. She recently directed “Monsters of the American Cinema” at Diversionary Theatre, “Mother of the Maid” and “The Chronicles of Kalki” at MOXIE Theater. In 2019, she directed a staged reading of Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries for which she was awarded the Desert Theatre League Award for Best Director of a Staged Reading. She has been a teaching artist specializing in devised theatre for under-resourced and under-represented folx at The La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe and Imagine. Desireé is extremely passionate about the impact that theatre can have on youth and its application as a healthy coping mechanism. Desireé was announced as MOXIE Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director in spring of 2023.
Cast & Creative Team
Tirzah (Luna) she/her is a 17-year-old high school senior, who recently was awarded Broadway San Diego Awards Best Actress, which made her a 2023 National Jimmy Award Nominee. She made her Broadway debut at the Minskoff theatre. She has been performing since the age of 3 on stage, short film, commercial and print, you may even still catch sight of younger Tirzah on Nickelodeon during the holiday season. Tirzah’s favorite roles include Adelaide (Guys and Dolls), Anne (Diary of Anne Frank), Ellie Blake (Freaky Friday), Lorraine (All Shook Up), Annie (Annie), James (James and Giant Peach) and more. Instagram: @tinytirzah
MG Green (Aaron) they/them is a multi-racial, trans and non-binary recent San Diego transplant who is also a performer, music creator, writer and arts administrator. With their longstanding dedication to uplifting the stories of marginalized folks, they are thrilled to make their San Diego performing debut at MOXIE Theatre! Coming from a background of devised theatre, they co-created and performed in the full length TYA play Epic Tales from the Land of Melanin (Free Street Theatre, American Alliance for Theatre Education, and LTC Theatre for Young Audiences Sin Fronteras Festival). They also have performed in and produced devised work with Chicago-based companies that center arts education (Playmakers Laboratory), mental health awareness (Erasing the Distance), and sexual health education (For Youth Inquiry). At the heart of their practice is elevating stories of marginalized folks to increase empowerment and awareness.
Assistant Director: Farah Dinga
Stage Manager: Ali Flores
Scenic Designer: Yi-Chien Lee
Costume Designer: Claire Peterson
Lighting Designer: Annelise Salazar
Sound Designer: Eliza Vedar
Wig & Makeup Designer: Monique Hanson
Props Designer: Rai Feltmann
Technical Director: Robert (Robbie) Malave
Assistant Stage Manager: Kayli Dela Vega
Scenic Artist: Julie Lorenz
Production Manager: Megan Aguilar-Ames
COVID-19 Safety Policy
For the comfort of ALL of our community of theatre lovers and theatre makers, MOXIE is providing different options for attending performances:
First Sunday Masked Matinee: During the FIRST Sunday Matinee performance of each show MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED at all times when indoors. We encourage anyone who is immunocompromised or at high health risk to attend this special performance. See CDPH mask recommendations here.
Masks Encouraged At All Other Performances: For all other performances mask are encouraged but not required. A mask can be provided upon request.