© 2019 by Monica Palacios. 



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 

TIX: https://www.welcometomannys.com

​Oct 29-Oct 30, 2019
Smith College

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.  

Nominated as

2014 LGBT Pride Month Local Heroes,


City of Los Angeles

Certificate of Recognition