burn for You

Written By Regan Moro
Directed By India Kotis
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A blistering August in upstate New York. No rain in 3 months. And the little daughter of Lila, a young worship leader at a charismatic church, doesn’t wake up one morning. Lila’s estranged sister Franny, a lesbian who fled the church seven years prior, returns home for the first time for what she thinks is a funeral; only to find that her sister and the church she left behind are determined to pray for the toddler’s resurrection—no matter how long it takes. A play about incongruous faith, sisters, and what happens when we pray for something dead to come back. 

Regan Moro is a lesbian playwright and actor from the North Country. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan and spent a year as an apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. As an actor, they’ve worked with The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, La Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre Center, and Syracuse Stage, among many others. She also appeared on HBO’s Succession. As a playwright, they were a member of the 2022-2023 Emerging Writer’s Group at Primary Stages, is the recipient of the 2024-2025 Appalachian Center for the Arts’ Vitality Playwright Commission, and have been a finalist/semi finalist for Ars Nova’s PlayGroup, the Workshop Theatre’s Spring 2024 Intensive, and the New Roots Artists Residency. Her play burn for You is a selection for the 2024 Great Plains Theatre Conference, and was a finalist for the 2024 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. For more, www.reganmoro.com!

India Kotis is a playwright and anthropologist, chiefly interested in how and why the meanings of things change. Plays include PHILIA (James E. Michael Prize in Playwriting), SYBILLE OF HARROGATE (G45 Productions); THE TANGIBLES (Playscripts, Inc.); BISEXUAL SADNESS (The Road); THE SECRET LIFE OF BICYCLES (The Blank) and more. Her work has been taught alongside writers like Aleshea Harris and Martyna Majok at SUNY Purchase and elsewhere. India has held fellowships with the Museum of the City of New York and the American Museum of Natural History, she taught courses on anthropology, archaeology, the natural world and the known universe. She currently works at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.

“burn for You”

Franny – Madi Goeff*
Lila – Liz Fenning*
Beth – Destinee Stewart*
Mark Lucas – Kyle Ferris
Evan – Stephen Tyler Howell*
Stage Directions – Mary Chieffo*

*Road Company Member