Dramatic Repertory Company
On Stage

The  Moors

Performance Times

Fri. April 1 @7:30pm – Sold Out!
Sat. April 2 @7:30pm – Sold Out!
Sun. April 3 @7:30pm

Wed. April 6 @7:30pm** – Sold Out!
Thurs. April 7 @7:30pm – Sold Out!
Fri. April 8 @7:30pm – Sold Out!
Sat. April 9 @7:30pm – Sold Out!
Sun. April 10 @7:30pm – Sold Out!

** Discount Wednesdays

FREE for 25 & Under with ID

Megan CrossMegan Cross (Agatha) Megan (she/her) is honored to be making her Dramatic Repertory Company debut in The Moors, and thrilled to be back on stage. In addition to acting, Megan is a dialect and acting coach, director, and educating artist. Favorite roles include: Kia (The Last Schwartz), Jean Brodie (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), and Susan Poulin and Gordon Carlisle's One Woman Show (In My Head I'm Thin). Maine credits include Footlights Theatre, Portland Players, City Theater, and Acorn Players. San Francisco credits include: Theatre Rhinoceros(the longest running queer theatre in the world), New Conservatory Theatre Center, Marin Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Il Teatro 450, and San Jose Repertory.

Hannah DalyHannah Daly (A Moor-Hen) is a Portland-based actress and educator who is delighted to be making her DRC debut. Favorite credits include Belle/Fred's Wife in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Portland Stage), Emmy in A DOLL’S HOUSE PART TWO (Good Theater), and Irina in THREE SISTERS (Fenix Theater). Film: DOWNEAST. As an Associate Artist and Teaching Artist at Portland Stage, she performs and teaches regularly in the TFK Play Me A Story program, as well in summer camp programming. Training: BFA in Acting from Syracuse University, Shakespeare's Globe, Tepper Semester. Up next: Margaret/Verges in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at the Stonington Opera House.

Anna GravélAnna Gravél (Huldey) After spending the last five years growing her family and tending to tiny humans, Anna is unbelievably excited and humbled to be back onstage collaborating with such a talented cast! She cannot thank Keith and Sally enough for the incredible opportunity to play such a fun and dynamic role. A veteran of both the stage and screen, Anna has voiced, acted in, and produced numerous local commercials and short films for Damnationland, Funny or Die, the Portland Maine 48-hour film project, and more. Some of her favorite stage roles include Little Edie in Grey Gardens, Florence in CHESS, Agnes in Agnes of God, and Brooke/Vicki in Noises Off. She would like to thank Nathan for his unconditional love and support, her 3 beautiful children for letting Mommy leave the house, and the inventor of the breast pump; without whom none of this would be possible!

Kat MorarosKat Moraros (Emilie) (she/her) Kat is thrilled to be working with Dramatic Repertory Company again after a few years away in Chicago! Recent Maine credits include work with Portland Stage Company (tour - A Midsummer Night's Dream), Mad Horse Theatre Company (Waiting for Alice), and Fenix Theatre Company (Comedy of Errors, 12th Night). Chicago credits include American Immersion Theatre, GreatWorks Theatre tours, and training at Black Box Academy. More: www.katmoraros.com @katmoraros

Phoebe ParkerPhoebe Parker (Marjory, etc.) is thrilled to be working with DRC again after having played W in the 2019 production of Duncan Macmillan's Lungs. Phoebe made her Portland debut in Nick Payne's Constellations at Space Gallery in 2017. Other roles since arriving in Maine include Ella in Life Sucks at Mad Horse Theater, Janice in the new short film Cinema Absentia, and daily dance performances for her houseplants. A native Texan, Phoebe left her longtime home Los Angeles to attend the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and now works locally as a photographer and filmmaker. When she's not photographing, acting or fumbling through some kind of new outdoor activity she loves cooking delicious vegetarian meals, talking to strangers, binging British crime dramas, and laughing. Playing a role like Marjory has been such a delightful ride.

Nate StephensonNate Stephenson (The Mastiff) is excited to be working with Dramatic Rep for the first time. A 2018 graduate of Bates College, Nate recently relocated to the Portland area, where he performed in Portland Stage's Little Festival of the Unexpected (under Sally’s direction) in 2019. Other credits include Teeter (Boston Theater Marathon, 2021), and Lyric Music Theater's recent production of Murder on the Orient Express. With several long stretches of Zoom theater under his belt, Nate would like to thank Sally and Keith for this incredible opportunity to work in person once again with the endlessly kind and talented Portland theater community!

Jen Silverman (Playwright) is a New York-based writer. Born in the U.S., she was raised across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her theatre work includes The Moors (Yale Repertory Theatre premiere, off-Broadway with The Playwrights Realm, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist); The Roommate (ActorÂ’s Theatre of Louisville Humana world premiere, multiple regional productions including South Coast Rep, SF Playhouse and Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf); Phoebe in Winter (off-off-Broadway with Clubbed Thumb); Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties (Woolly Mammoth premiere); and All the Roads Home, a play with songs (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park premiere). Jen is a member of New Dramatists, a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, an affiliated artist with SPACE on Ryder Farm, and has developed work with the O'Neill, New York Theatre Workshop, Playpenn, Portland Center Stage, The Ground Floor Residency at Berkeley Rep, and the Royal Court in London among other places. SheÂ’s a two-time MacDowell fellow, recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, the Helen Merrill Award, an LMCC Fellowship, and the Yale Drama Series Award. She was the 2016-2017 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark. Jen has a two-book deal with Random House for a collection of stories (The Island Dwellers, pub date May 1, 2018) and a novel. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard. More info: www.jensilverman.com

Sally Wood (Co-Director). Sally is an an actor, fight choreographer, teaching artist and director. She recently directed Olivia Dufault's Year of the Rooster and Callie Kimball's Sofonisba for DRC and can't wait to see what Keith dreams up next. Sally has been a fan of the DRC for a long time and is thrilled to be working with such great artists.

Keith Powell Beyland (Co-Director) recently directed the critically-acclaimed DRC productions of Lungs, The Flick, Cock (the cockfight play) (co-directed - Theatrical Highlight of 2018 - Portland Phoenix), Venus In Fur (co-directed - Theatrical Highlight of 2017 - Portland Phoenix), The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Theatrical Highlight of 2015 - Portland Phoenix), Equivocation (co-directed, Theatrical Highlight of 2014 - Portland Phoenix), My Name Is Rachel Corrie (Theatrical Highlight of 2014 - Portland Phoenix), A Bright New Boise (co-production with Fenix Theatre, Theatrical Highlight of 2013 - Portland Phoenix), Topdog/Underdog (Best Production - 2013 PEER Award, Theatrical Highlight of 2012 - Portland Phoenix), [title of show], Tigers Be Still, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Life During Wartime and Blue/Orange. He spent the last two decades working on and off Broadway with respected organizations like Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre Company (NY), The New Group, Berkshire Theatre Festival and Irondale Ensemble Project. Keith studied with Athol Fugard, John Patrick Shanley, Paula Vogel, Maria Irene Fornes, Anne Hamburger, Carey Perloff and Venable Herndon, among others. He holds a degree with Honors from the Dramatic Writing Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He is a 6 year Stroke Survivor.

Heidi Kendrick (Costume Design) is an artist who wears many hats. Thrilled to see actors return from social distancing to stages, she couldn't resist working with Sally & Keith again. Heidi designed costumes for productions such as Sofonisba; props & set decor for theaters such as Portland Stage, The Originals, & PORTopera. Now focused on their company, Kendrick & Bloom, Heidi & Peter are so excited to use their workshop/studio as an alternative space for pop up arts.

MICHAELA WIRTH (Lighting Design). Rarely seen in the full light of day, this designer is delighted to be working once again with DRC. When not in the darkness of the theatre, she can often be found in the darkness of the projection booth of the Nickelodeon... planning the lights for the next DRC show!

Chris Fitze (Sound Design) is a sound and set designer, teacher, and technical director living in Portland, Maine. He has designed sound for many shows at Portland Stage including Fences, Papermaker, The Foreigner, and Almost, Maine. Chris has designed the sound for several Dramatic Repertory productions, such as Tigers Be Still, A Number, and Bright New Boise. As a set designer, he has designed and built sets not only for the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Magic of Christmas), but also Small Point Summer School (The Wizard of Oz; which he also directed), and the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine. He is the Technical Director for Bonny Eagle High School. Love to Jessica and the boyz.

Lauren Stockless (Stage Manager) She is a graduate of Colby College with a double major in Theatre & Dance and English Literature, and more recently finished a Master's of Science in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Some past favorite shows include: Lungs (Asst.Director, DRC), The Flick (Asst.Director, DRC), Life Sucks (Stage Manager, Mad Horse), False Flag (Asst. Director/Dramaturg, DRC), Art (Director, Powder and Wig), Twelfth Night (Director, Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Director, Performing Arts Center of MetroWest), Letters From the Sky (Stage Manager, Stages Youth Theater) and You Got Older (Jenny, Mad Horse).

April 1 - 10, 2022

“Sally Wood and Keith Powell Beyland direct a
production of "The Moors" at Kendrick & Bloom, in the triumphant return to the stage of DRC.
this production is exactly the kind of show that reminds us of what we've been missing while DRC's been dark.”

- Portland Phoenix, April 6, 2022
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Deftly assembled a standout cast.
All the elements served to engage the large and enthusiastic opening night for this very entertaining return by the Dramatic Rep.”

- Portland Press Herald, April 4, 2022
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by Jen Silverman
with Megan Cross, Hannah Daly,
Anna Gravél, Kat Moraros,
Phoebe Parker and Nate Stephenson
directed by Sally Wood and
Keith Powell Beyland

Two spinster sisters, one dressed in black the other living in her shadow, their possibly schizophrenic maid, and a philosophical mastiff spend their days and nights dreaming of love and power in a crumbling estate on the isolated, fog-thickened English heath (though, oddly, all speak with American accents, including the dog).

Life gets interesting when the arrival of a new governess (strangely no children can be found) and a crash-prone moorhen upset the already precarious balance of the household. Romances bloom, alliances are formed, lies are unmasked, loyalties shift, and the tension mounts until finally - someone reaches the breaking point!

A riff on the works of a trio of 19th-century novel-writing sisters, this dark contemporary comedy examines love, power, and our hunger to be seen.

“Jen Silverman's dark comedy may be inspired by Victorian novels, but its skewering of gender and class is unapologetically modern”

Hosted by: Kendrick & Bloom
160 Presumpscot, Portland, Maine
(aka "the shop" left back door)

For all public performances - in order to enter the theater space all patrons must present either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test with your ID and wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

PREMIUM SEATING – Get a reserved Front & Center seat without having to arrive early! Select Premium Seating and we will reserve your seat up until 5 minutes prior to the printed curtain time. If you arrive after that time, your reserved seat may be released, but you will still be able to see the show. There will be no refunds for late arrivals. $15 of your Premium Seat purchase counts as a tax-deductible donation to Dramatic Repertory Company.

DISCOUNT WEDNESDAYS – All seats to Wednesday Evening performances are $10!

FuturePatrons – if you are age 25 or under, see DRC shows for FREE!! FuturePatron tickets are available day-of only, and require government-issued photo ID as proof of age. Seating is first-come, first-served and subject to availability.

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