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.
Check out their March Newsletter: La Voz, I'm all over it!
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.
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.
2014 LGBT Pride Month Local Heroes,