MOIRA STONE

Actor / Singer

THAT WHICH ISN'T

David DelGrosso & me. Photo by Kyle Ancowitz.

David DelGrosso & me. Photo by Kyle Ancowitz.

A couple sits under a tree, talking all night about their dissolving marriage. Helen (crisp MOIRA STONE) and Jim (charming David DelGrosso) are sad and affectionate; they say things that give each other (and us) hope. But there's a difference, Helen notes, between what lovers mean and what they say. (...) In the wrenching second half, though, Helen meets Jim's friend Marcus (Mick O'Brien), and the play — already a clever anatomy of emotional absence — turns scalpel-sharp. Freeman's longtime collaborator Kyle Ancowitz directs a production that hits all its marks, and STONE, playing beautifully against both partners, delivers a dense, prickly performance.  - Village Voice

Freeman has an ear for tense naturalism, putting Helen and Marcus through all the paces of an awkward night out: cell phones vibrating on the table, an argument over the wine selection that’s really an argument about something much heavier. (…) Throughout, MOIRA STONE delivers a magnetic, brittle central performance—particularly when playing off O’Brien as a convincingly frazzled fellow caught in the crosshairs. - TimeOut New York

Fix Number Six

Photo by Samir Abady Photography

Photo by Samir Abady Photography

"MOIRA STONE's superb portrayal of Jane is invaluable: her delivery of a monologue in Scene One in which she sells Fred on the idea of a preposterously overwrought vacation in Bhutan is spectacularly funny; with her tall, angular body, her splendid timing, and her delicious physicality she made me think of John Cleese in any number of Monty Python sketches."  - nytheatre.com

MASS

Photo by Joe Kolbow

Photo by Joe Kolbow

"Mary is played by the remarkable MOIRA STONE. She gives a strong, passionate performance as the struggling artist. Her vocal performance carries the songs and her rendition of “Painter-Butterfly” is especially haunting and tortured. " - New York Theatre Review 

"The three lead performances are all outstanding, with each actor working in her own particular style. MOIRA STONE brings a fierce intensity to Mary, who seems to be tortured by the strength of her own thoughts, always on the verge of physical collapse. Stone has a particular gift of being able to make complex dialogue completely clear and natural, finding unique rhythms in the ebb and flow of the words." - StageBuzz

"The best thing this production has going for it is {MOIRA} STONE, a magnetic presence even in the worst moments." - Time Out NY

 

 

 

Photo by Edward Einhorn.

Photo by Edward Einhorn.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

"What sticks with you are more ghostly images: a fuzzy video screen, a sad-faced android and an opera singer, played by MOIRA STONE, who seems both completely phony and movingly fragile at the same time. "  - The New York Times

"MOIRA STONE is extraordinary as Luna. She has a singing voice as strong as her acting skills." -nytheatre.com

"Every performer is wonderfully cast, but the most notable are MOIRA STONE as the opera singer Luna Luft who is featured singing arias during a good portion of the play and has one of the most controlled and beautiful mezzo soprano voices I've heard in a long time... and she's a fine actor to boot (in my experience the two don't necessarily go hand in hand)..." - theatre is easy

"Another of the all-new soliloquies is a cutting inquisition about the humans’ apocalyptic world war from the not-yet-quite-outed android opera singer Luna (MOIRA STONE), with which she turns the tables on Rick when he’s come to assassinate her; the most radical device that’s new to the play is Luft’s Greek-chorus of opera songs (very un-simulated, in STONE’s unearthly voice) — in the book, her repertoire was classic-aria boilerplate, as escapist as Pris’ unwillingness to talk much about Mars; Dick’s original was about a narcotized public avoiding reality in as many ways as it could, while Einhorn has given thought, and voice, to what would most be on these characters’ minds." - Comic Critique

 

Brandywine Distillery Fire

"MOIRA STONE's turn is charming and precise." - The New York Times

 

Every Play Ever Written: a distillation of the essence of theatre

"a gleefully funny faux-lecture that skewers theatrical pomposity as vigorously as Stephen Colbert picks apart political punditry .... a must-see for anyone who has been onstage .... MOIRA STONE (the actors use their own names) and Audrey Crabtree ... are appealingly flabbergasted by their flirtatious leader... "  - The New York Times

"If you want to bust your gut laughing, and also be exposed to one of New York's fastest-rising theatrical talents, then you need to see this show pronto. ... Berg, Crabtree, and STONE mine Every Play Ever Written for all the laughs it's worth (which are many), and make viewers long for their actual performances in some of these roles. (Stone as Medea? I'm all for it.)"  - nytheatre.com

Greed: A Musical Love $tory

"MOIRA STONE belts her way beautifully through a day in the life of Manhattan social climber Lindy Bloom..."- Time Out New York

"The entire production is anchored by a funny, touching, and absolutely masterful lead performance by MOIRA STONE as Lindy." - nytheatre.com

The Underpants

"…STONE delivers an endearing performance. She wonderfully reiterates Louise’s bubbly flirtatiousness and naivete in the wake of her newfound notoriety, but is also very touching …" - Russell Florence, Jr, Dayton City Paper

What Makes Sammy Run?

"And MOIRA STONE, as Kit Sargent, the Dorothy Parker-style famous scriptwriter who is at first attracted to, then repelled by Sammy, is gloriously powerful, entrancingly beautiful and possessed of a gorgeous voice."  - Lee David, Southampton Press

"Carl Anthony Tramon's ... impassioned performance is well matched by MOIRA STONEs assured Kit, the writer who falls hard for Sammy but loves Al." - Harry Forbes, Backstage

 

Film is Evil: Radio is Good

The struggle presented here, is between Radio and Film. Radio, at a table adorned with party hats and well-groomed bourgeois guests ...  is led by MOIRA STONE, a sort of fascist temptress, whose issues with the medium of film seem to come both from personal animosity, and some sort of Higher Power. The cast is uniformly excellent, especially ... MS. STONE (whose delivery of the words “Cleveland, Ohio” actually made me laugh a little too loud) ..."    - nytheatre.com

Dangerous Liaisons

...MOIRA STONE as Sarah Merteuil showed sparks of life, gleefully plotting her revenge on her former lover and showing icy contempt for those hurt by her scheming. …STONE provided a welcome dose of genuine emotion and promising talent.  - J.C. Miller, Backstage

Bitch Macbeth

"Like a sadomasochistic tango, the wildly ambitious, highly stylized Bitch Macbeth reinvents the famous tragedy as a psychosexual dance of domination, submission and the wages of power. … The entire cast is uniformly terrific … but special mention belongs to MOIRA STONE's rich Lady Macbeth, who gives her theatrical character great dimension without overplaying it."  - Tom Penketh, Backstage