A hilarious new show perfect for the Halloween season!

After 10 years of being a freelance Director, I wrote, produced, designed, and DIRECTED my own production. I couldn’t be more proud of...


Where Death imitates Art

Sitting on the banks of the Hudson River, the dark and mysterious town of Moldavia-on-Hudson is haunted with humor. Unfortunately for its residents, the jokes are on them.

Mixing the genres of macabre and farce, Moldavia-on-Hudson resurrects the spirit of live theatre by giving its audience a peek inside the life and times of the bizarre residents of 19th century America’s most twisted town.  Moldavia-on-Hudson is comprised of five comedic vignettes based upon obscure short stories by classic Gothic authors: Edgar Allan Poe- The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (1845); Ambrose Bierce- A Watcher by the Dead (1890); Hans Christian Andersen- The Shadow (1847); Sir Arthur Conan Doyle- The Brown Hand (1899); & HP Lovecraft- The Thing on the Doorstep (1937).

Presented by The New York 19th Century Society & Monsterpiece Theater Collective

Jacob Banser, Chris Beier, Katia Haeuser, Lani Harms, Tue Hoe,

Whit Leyenberger and Mike Wirsch

Written & Produced by:
Marc Dombrowski & Samantha Tella

Directed by:
Samantha Tella

Assistant Director/Stage Manager:
Liza Ramirez

Stage II 300 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10036

Thursday October 23, Friday October 24, & Saturday October 25 @ 8:00pm

Saturday October 25, Sunday, & October 26 @ 2:00pm

Tickets are $20 @


“Best new October event to get anyone in the Halloween spirit.” - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“I wish I could see it again, but it’s one weekend only and I’ve been dead for 77 years.” - H.P. Lovecraft

“Being dead hasn’t stopped me from seeing this amazing show, sack up Lovecraft!” - Ambrose Bierce

“Moldavia-on-Hudson is like a NYC coffee - deeply enjoyable, very dark, and slightly overpriced.” - Edgar Allan Poe

“An evening of theater not only fills your soul with warmth and meaning… it’s also a great way to meet a woman.” - Hans Christian Andersen