© 2019 by Monica Palacios. 



New Queer Documentary:​
STAND UP STAND OUT: The Making Of A Comedy Movement


Monica was selected as one of the 41 LGBTQ Latina/o 2014 Role Models by Honor41.org 

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. 


​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.


​August 9-16, 2020
Lambda Literary Writers Retreat For Emerging LGBTQ Voices. Playwriting Faculty

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


​Fall 2020
Artist-in-Residence @ 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Hold on. Details coming up!

Looking forward to returning to my New England Latinx and LGBTQ communities. 

No snow please. Thank you.

​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

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,


Latin Lezbo Comic