I'M HERE I'M QUEER LET'S CHEER
Winner of the Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting
Award January 2021
Sponsored by Open Meadows Foundation
I was selected for the inaugural Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award. Very honored to be chosen for my play I KISSED CHAVELA VARGAS. Award sponsored by Open Meadows Foundation. Chicana lesbians write plays! Si se puede!
Let me be your CREATIVE COACH
We can work together
Need help with your play script? Your solo show? Want to flesh out a seed of an idea? I’m your person!
Let’s talk. Send me a note: email@example.com
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 wins BEST DOCUMENTARY
Santa Fe Film Fest February 2021
STAND UP STAND OUT: The Making of A Comedy Movement, 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 at Santa Fe Film Festival. Honored to be part of this important historical LGBTQ film by David Pavlosky. 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!
Would love to be an artist-in-residence on your campus.
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,