Lily Mooney

Ensemble since 2012
Education Coordinator

(Sound of night bugs chittering.)

(Sound of a bobby pin manipulating a lock.)

(Sound of footsteps on marble.)

(Sound of several stepped over thresholds.)

(Sound of official papers disturbed.)

(Sound of decision.)

(Sounds 2-­5 again, in reverse.)

(Prolonged sound of night bugs.)

(Sound of a distant bonfire: voices, laughter, toasting glasses, burning leaves.)


Lily Mooney is a writer, performer and teacher in Chicago. Since 2012, she has been an ensemble member of The Neo-Futurists, where she makes short plays for the company’s flagship show, The Infinite Wrench. With Kurt Chiang, she co-creates and produces The Arrow, a experimental storytelling show that collides prose, plays, and improvisation. Other Neo-Futurist credits include Saturn Returns, (writer/performer) and The Neo-Futurists: Body (contributing writer). Mooney studied and performed improv at The Annoyance Theatre and holds an MFA from Northwestern University.

Stuff by Lily

food is bad for you

through the loop, towards the lake, & into the lightning to find you.

learning your names / remembering your names

untitled noise play #2

What we can do with thoughts.

friendship in 50 syllables

in which lily, leah and ida discuss the bechdel test.