THE STORY: A dark tale of urban adolescence and family life, THE MOONLIGHT ROOM is set in the emergency room of a New York City hospital as two high-school students wait for news on the fate of a friend. As the situation worsens and family members begin to arrive, the play examines the idea of ""at-risk"" youth and the potential for risk within your own family.
""The play has none of the qualities ordinarily associated with 'a new voice'?THE MOONLIGHT ROOM relies on sharply observed characters, a credibly complicated and suspenseful situation with high stakes and an unashamed realism, with distinct and sensationally personal shadings by Ms. Skyler in the most pitch perfect, middle-class teenage dialogue that I've encountered?Another reason THE MOONLIGHT ROOM is so impressive is that it continues to evolve in unexpected ways?leaves you both hopeful and fearful, spot-on realistic."" - NY Times. ""A surprisingly memorable play showing high-schoolers and their families caught in crisis?on a list of first-rate playwrights doing splendid work."" - NY Post. ""One of the most heartfelt and well-executed dramas of the season, THE MOONLIGHT ROOM is an often wrenching story of the creation and mending of the rifts between parents and their children and those rifts' effects on the world?every bit as searing and theatrical as one could hope for, mining the desperation and expectation so inherent in the subject in a way that could come alive in the theatre like nowhere else."" - Talkin' Broadway. ""?an insistent sense of helpless urgency, keenly observed detail and enforced quiet?"" - NY Newsday.