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San Francisco, Mi Amor! 
The 80s: Queer Comedy, Taquerias, The Castro, The Mission, Mullets & Shoulder Pads So Wide You Can Fly!
Brava Theater Center, San Francisco
April 28 & 29, 2023.  7:30P

I'm performing my solo show San Francisco, Mi Amor!, about the start of my queer comedy career and activism in San Francisco during the 1980s. Throughout the play, projected images will be shown from this time period: funky first hand-made flyers, headshots, business cards, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia. San Francisco, Mi Amor!, is a comedic look back at my pioneering career during a remarkable time in LGBTQ and Chicana history. Buy tickets ASAP. Limited seating. 



Who's Your Mami Comedy
​March 16, 2023.  7:30P
Brava Theater Center, San Francisco

Celebrate women's history month by laughing the patriarchy away at Brava's hit comedy series "Who's Your Mami Comedy." I'm doing stand-up along w/ Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Karinda Dobbins and hosted by Marga Gomez & Riley Manlapaz. 


Monica was selected as one of the 41 LGBTQ Latina/o 2014 Role Models by 
My testimonial:  
La Llorona Loca Through My Chicana Lesbian Lens, is published in a special issue of
The Journal of Lesbian Studies Spring

The Journal of Lesbian Studies is featuring a special issue about the iconic anthology: Chicana Lesbians - The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About, by Carla Trujillo, Third Woman Press 1991. I'm one of the original contributors to this groundbreaking anthology that published my unique comedic Chicana lesbian version of La Llorona, the Mexican ghost woman. For this special issue of The Journal of Lesbian Studies, I write about the origin story of my Llorona tale. This distinctive issue of the Journal is edited by Stacy I. Macias, PhD, & Liliana C. Gonzalez, PhD.


​I'm On NPR Texas Public Radio ​Podcast:
Fronteras. Check it out!
2025 United States Artists Fellow Nominee

Honored to have been selected as a 2025 United States Artists Fellow Nominee.

Invite Me to Your Theatre, University, Cultural Center. I Can Also be Your Creative Coach

I can perform a solo show, teach you how to create a solo show, make class visits, teach a playwriting course, be your artist-in residence, help you with a script, flesh out a seed of an idea, demonstrate how to make guacamole--I'm the one you want.

Let's talk:

Nominated as

2014 LGBT Pride Month Local Heroes,


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