2017-2018 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

February 12, 2018

Unblinking Eye

by Justin Taylor

Directed by Jessi D. Hill

She loves horses, the Nevada desert, her mother, and firing hellfire missiles on pixelated people in Pakistan from her Air Force base outside Las Vegas. But the trauma of drone warfare eats at her conscience until, one day in the desert, it explodes awake. UNBLINKING EYE is a modern-day epic poem about war told by eighteen-year-old Iris and inspired by Homer's Iliad.

Meet the Playwright

Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor is a playwright, librettist, producer and translator originally from San Francisco. His plays have been developed or produced at Dixon Place, Lucid Body House, the Sewanee Conference, Piano Fight, Figment Arts Festival on Governors Island, Playwrights Horizons, Yale Cabaret, Moving Parts, Paris; and libretti at Musical Theater Factory, Norfolk Music Festival and the Théâre de Ménilmontant, Paris. Justin's translations from French include The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco. His essays on theater have been published in American Theater Magazine, Howlround and The San Francisco Chronicle. Justin was a Walter E Dakin Fellow at the 2016 Sewanee Conference and the recipient of writing grants from the JM Kaplan Fund and a Kesserling grant. His work has been finalist for the Playwright's Realm Fellowship, Jerome NYC Fellowship, Play Penn, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, New Harmony Project, Stratford New Works Lab and the Cherry Lane Mentor Project. He has held teaching artist positions at Wesleyan, Yale, and the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, among others. MA in opera dramaturgy from the Sorbonne in Paris and MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where he received the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Scholarship. He is currently based in New York. www.justintaylorplays.com