Due to the Corona Virus, all my gigs for 2020 have been cancelled. I am sad, mad, scared and in disbelief. Times are challenging. A donation in any amount would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you. 
Venmo: @Monica-Palacios-26
PayPal: PayPal.Me/GroovyPedestrian


Monica was selected as one of the 41 LGBTQ Latina/o 2014 Role Models by 
Canceled due to COVID-19
March 27 & 28, 2020 8PM
I'M STILL HERE new solo show
Esperanza Center, San Antonio

The last time I was at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, Bill Clinton was president! Excited to return to the Esperanza with I'M STILL HERE, a comedic nostalgic look back at my childhood and teen years, the 1960s and 1970s. Decades of childhood innocence and teenage travesuras.

Check out their March Newsletter: La Voz, I'm all over it!

Canceled due to COVID-19 
March 30, 2020
Platica With Latinx & LGBTQ Students 
Trinity University, San Antonio

In conversation with hip happening Latinx & LGBTQ students and other cool people. I think we’re having lunch—I hope. 

Go Tigers! 

Canceled due to COVID-19
August 9-12, 2020
Lambda Literary Writers Retreat For Emerging   
LGBTQ Voices. Playwriting Faculty
Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles

What an honor to be selected as part of the faculty for this year's Writers Retreat at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles. I look forward to working with emerging LGBTQ playwrights. We will learn from each other!

​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 was a badass and 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

Guest lecturer in the course Acting 1 @ Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA. Speaking about my career, presenting my work and doing a Q & A with students. 

April 17, 2019
Multicultural Theatre Class @ UMass Amherst


Guest artist in the course Multicultural Theatre @ UMass Amherst, MA. Students will interview me about everything. They better not ask me about my priors.  

Nominated as

2014 LGBT Pride Month Local Heroes,


© 2019 by Monica Palacios. 

City of Los Angeles

Certificate of Recognition