I'M HERE I'M QUEER LET'S CHEER
Performing Solo Show: I'M STILL HERE @ Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, San Antonio
Oct 14 & 15, 2022 7P
Celebrate 40 years of fierce Queer Chicana Lesbiana Performance as I present my solo show I'M STILL HERE. I was going to perform this show March 2020 but the pandemic shut it down. I've waited 2 years and 7 months and I promise a joteria quinceañera good time!
I'm On NPR Texas Public Radio
My Career & Solo Show I'M STILL HERE
Take a listen and learn something new about me.
Movie I'm Featured in: STAND UP STAND OUT wins BEST DOCUMENTARY
Santa Fe Film Fest February 2021
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 David Pavlosky, about the queer comedy crusade that came out of the Valencia Rose Cabaret, the first gay comedy club in the nation, in San Francisco during the 80s, wins BEST DOCUMENTARY @ Santa Fe Film Festival. Honored to be part of this important historical LGBTQ film. https://standupstandoutfilm.com
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 because it was so damn cold!
I Need a Publisher for My Manuscript:
QUEER CHICANA SOUL
Five of My Original Plays
Two multi-character plays: I KISSED CHAVELA VARGAS, SAY THEIR NAMES and 3 solo shows: I'M STILL HERE, BROWNER QUEERER LOUDER PROUDER, SAN FRANCISCO, MI AMOR!
All plays focus on Latinx LGBTQ characters. All plays except SAY THEIR NAMES, promote Chicana lesbians over 50. #RepresentationMatters #PublishMyWork
Invite Me to Your Theatre, University, Cultural Center. I Can Also be Your Creative Coach
I can perform a solo show, teach you how to create a solo show, make class visits, teach a playwriting course, be your artist-in residence, help you with a script, flesh out a seed of an idea, demonstrate how to make guacamole--I'm the one you want.
Let's talk: firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 LGBT Pride Month Local Heroes,