New Queer Documentary:
STAND UP STAND OUT: The Making Of A Comedy Movement
Stand Up Stand Out: The Making Of A Comedy Movement by director David Pavlosky. The story of the Valencia Rose Cabaret, San Francisco 1980s, the first queer comedy club in the nation. I am featured in this amazing movie.
Monica was selected as one of the 41 LGBTQ Latina/o 2014 Role Models by Honor41.org
Nov 15-Nov 16, 2019. 8PM
I'M STILL HERE New solo show
Manny's in San Francisco
I’m Still Here is a comedic-dramatic look-back at my 1960s and 70s—decades of childhood innocence and teenage out of controlness, all with love and lust. I long for the warmheartedness of the past as I try to survive our chaotic toxic present. #Impeach45
Oct 29-Oct 30, 2019
Hey come and have lunch with me! Global Studies Lunchtime Salon Tuesday October 29. I'm being interviewed by Professor Molly Falsetti-Yu. Campus Center 103/104. Wednesday Night October 30, 7PM I'm doing Performance and will be in conversation with Professor Velma Garcia. Graham Hall inside Brown Fine Arts Center. Sponsors: The Project on Women and Social Change, The Department of Spanish & Portuguese and The Latin American & Latino/a Studies Program.
Oct 21-27, 2019
Artist-in-Residence @ Holyoke Community College
I am teaching a 5 day workshop focusing on solo performance for students, and New England community members. I will end my residency by doing a reading of my play: I Kissed Chavela Vargas. Sponsored by Academic Affairs, Business and Community Services, The McKenna Guest Artist Award, The HCC Foundation, and The Community College Public Humanities Center.
Lakes Writer-in-Residence @ Smith College 2019
I was selected as the Lucille Geier Lakes Writer-in-Residence @ Smith College Spring 2019, sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and the Department of English. I taught my fabulous creative writing/performance course Comedy Y Cultura: Your Humorous Life, I was part of the Smith College community, I collaborated with other Chicana/Latina artists and scholars and we empowered all of New England! I wore earmuffs the whole time.
May 2, 2019
I Kissed Chavela Vargas by Monica Palacios
A reading of my play I Kissed Chavela Vargas, May 2, 2019 @ 7PM. FREE! Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke, MA. Reception and Q & A to follow. Directed by Patricia Sandoval-Chair/Professor Communication Media Theater Arts Holyoke Community College. Dramaturgy by Priscilla Page-Dramaturgy Faculty of Theater UMass Amherst. Supported by MassHumanities and Holyoke Community College. Spread the word!
May 1, 2019
Acting Class @ Holyoke Community College
I will be a guest lecturer in the course Acting 1 @ Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA. Will be speaking about my career, presenting my work and doing a Q & A with students.
April 17, 2019
Multicultural Theatre Class @ UMass Amherst
I will be a guest artist in the course Multicultural Theatre @ UMass Amherst, MA. Students will interview me about everything. They better not ask me about my priors.
2014 LGBT Pride Month Local Heroes,