Midnight Mirage

by Zoe Howard

Performed as part of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival at Theatre Row, New York, NY. 2022. It placed third in their “Best Short” contest.

Two strangers, both avoiding tomorrow, encounter each other on a subway platform in the middle of the night. A dreamlike place where time bends and light and sound shift and warp, Man and Woman, halfway between sleep and wakefulness, share secrets, silence, and a dance, and ultimately learn to confront tomorrow as it inevitably comes.

Isabel Bustamante in Midnight Mirage, June 2022.

Performed by Isabel Bustamante, Connor Applegate, and Amber Kiara.

Produced by Danielle Koenig.

Directed by Irvin Mason and Thalia Ranjabar.

Stage managed by Addie Symonds.

Design team: Veronica Mansour (composer), Justin Cook (sound designer), Irvin Mason (lighting designer).