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. Winner of BEST DOCUMENTARY @ Santa Fe Film Festival 2021. 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 25, 2021
Guest Lecture & Reading
University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

Celebrating International Women's Month by visiting: graduate course ENGL 6308 Studies in Mexican American Literature. Thank you Professor Marci McMahon for producing this special event.

March 13, 2021 8:30 PST
SALA Cultura & Dance Party
Celebrating International Women's Month
Presented by Beloved Party Crew

Celebrating International Women's Month and our one year anniversary of the pandemic lockdown. I'm performing on the same bill as as our legendary goddess Dolores Huerta who will give the opening remarks. Poerty by Gloria Alvarez and Antonieta Carpio. Visual art by Crystal Galindo. Live musical performance by Sheila Govindarajan.

Dance party 10P to midnight featuring DJ Glenn Red & DJ Reyes



August 8-14, 2021

Lambda Literary Writers Retreat For Emerging
LGBTQ Voices. Playwriting Faculty
Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles

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 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

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.  

© 2021  by Monica Palacios.