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Something's not quite right in the overworked offices of Social Services. The boss is hearing things, the referral officer is advocating for a murderer, long-time colleagues are at each other’s throats, and Nueva, the new recruit, may be at the center of the agency's biggest failure. Nueva’s mission to improve a system that has lost its human touch unearths information that threatens a new, but deep, relationship and forces her to confront the cost of forgiveness. MOONLIGHTERS is a futuristic, workplace story centering a female friendship, full of cariño.

Written by Cin Martinez

Directed by taneisha duggan

Meeting the Artists

Cin Martinez (playwright) is a playwright/performer from Hartford. In 2006, Cin joined HartBeat Ensemble and embraced social justice theatre play creation. Cin’s love for playwriting began when she collaborated on Flipside, winning Best Ensemble (NYC Fringe Festival.) Cin then co-wrote Riding the Turnpike and Frog Hollow State of Mind, a play about her neighborhood. Cin's latest success Pegao premiered in May 2019 with sold-out shows. Cin’s new play in development is Moonlighters.  in is a recipient of the Connecticut Latino De Oro awards in the Arts and Destino Futuro award by Prospanica Connecticut.

taneisha is an artist working at the crossroads of performance and creative leadership. Her directing work lends itself to provocative interpretations of new works and classics.  As a producer, she is propelled by the belief that the culture we present is the society we become.  Select Directing credits: Jesus Hopped the "A" Train (University of Hartford) Blue Door (Juilliard) Actually (TheaterWorks Hartford), Hooded: or Being Black for Dummies (Juilliard), workshop readings (INK'D Festival at Playwright's Realm, newWORKS TheaterWorks Hartford). Select Producing credits: NYTimes Critic picks WALDEN by Amy Berryman and RUSSIAN TROLL FARM by Sarah Gancher; PROXIMITY by Harrison David Rivers (commission).

Moonlighters is a live in-person theater event. Masks and proof of vaccination will be required. For more information on our COVID safety policies visit HartBeat's website HERE

 Running Time: 105 minutes reading

These readings of Moonlighters are supported by Free Center's Independent Artists Fund, a program made possible by Artists of Color Unite!, advisors to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Moonlighters also received a developmental reading as part of TheaterWorks Hartford’s WORKshop series.


HartBeat is supported by the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Humanities, CT Office of the Arts, Greater Hartford Arts Council's United Arts Campaign, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts Resilience Fund and Travelers.



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Carriage House Theater 360 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
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