​​KIMBERLY KALAJA

From left to right: Courtney Stewart as Toka and Alyssa Simon as Dr. Shaw

90 minutes

5m/1f

When rebel General Victor Maylor is arrested and secretly delivered to an unofficial prison camp, he expects to be executed...but chief interrogator Michael Shaw does not want him dead--not yet. Shaw wants information and will do whatever he needs to get it. But while the men relentlessly engage in a battle of wills, are they blind to a more elusive enemy that could destroy them both?

*WINNER*  OC Centric New Play Contest 2016

​​*FINALIST*  NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition 2017

*​SEMI-FINALIST*  Shakespeare's Sister Playwriting Award 2014

NIGHT MOTHS ON THE WING

Shaw confronts a ghost from his past.

 The New York Theater Festival Summerfest 2015​  

NIGHT MOTHS ON THE WING 
Directed by Robert Castro


Hudson Guild Theater, New York, NY
September 7-12, 2015

NEWWORKS@THEWORKS

NIGHT MOTHS ON THE WING
Directed by Courtney Oliver

​PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE, Memphis, TN

​September 25, 2017

John J. Pistone (as General Maylor) and David Carl Golbeck (as Dr. Shaw)

*Read the OC Centric interview with the playwright HERE:

OC Centric New Play Festival 2016

​​NIGHT MOTHS ON THE WING

Directed by Michael Serna

​*​OC Centric photos: Stephen Rack

From left to right: Connor Dugard, Jazi Davis, Jeffrey Rolle, Jr.

​*Erika Maren Steiger’s review of Night Moths on the Wing at OC Centric 2016:


"I keep thinking about a play I saw performed nearly a month ago, at the OC-Centric New Play Festival. It is called Night Moths on the Wing, and it was written by Kimberly Kalaja, a playwright originally from California but now based in New York.

The plot revolves around a prisoner of war and his guards and interrogators, and it does contain surprise twists, and funny moments as well as frightening ones, but it’s not the plot that I keep thinking about. It’s the way the play explores questions of loyalty and trust, and of deceit and manipulation.

Maybe it’s because those are the themes being so relentlessly thrust upon us during this election season. Every day there are new articles written and discussed concerning whether or not the candidates are worthy of voters’ trust, and what they may or may not have lied about and why.

Through dialogue that is by turns amusing and arresting, Kalaja demonstrates how easily and how thoroughly people can mislead each other, and how vehemently they can hold on to beliefs they’ve been fooled into having. The play is a compact and compelling examination of two fundamental questions: who is trustworthy, and what is true.

They are questions that we all could stand to examine a bit more closely, and works of art such as this play can aid in that process. It has certainly had that effect on me.

Wherever you are, if you have the opportunity to see Night Moths on the Wing, or anything by the eloquent and thought-provoking Kimberly Kalaja, I recommend you take advantage of it."


https://erikamarensteiger.com

20 September 2016