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These Troubled Times Review by TheaterScene.net!

Date: 7.Jul.2014
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Check out Darryl Reilly’s review of These Troubled Times by Troy Diana on our Press page!

“…Well-observed, often very humorous true-to-life writing and excellent performances.” - Darryl Reilly, theatrescene.net

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Indie GoGo Campaign LIVE!

Date: 23.May.2014
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Our Indie GoGo campaign for These Troubled Times is LIVE!!!

Check out our Indie GoGo page for more info about the show and have a look at some of the fun perks we’re offering.

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These Troubled Times by Troy Diana

Date: 23.May.2014
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Monarch Theater NYC is so pleased to announce that we’ll be co-producing a production of Troy Diana’s These Troubled Times with Ryan Repertory Company this summer!

These Troubled Times by Troy Diana
directed by Jennifer M. Ortega

These Troubled Times is a dark comedy that explores fear, faith and the complexity of family.  Uncle Charles, an openly gay man, agrees to watch his niece and nephew while his brother and sister-in-law take a much needed vacation.  While managing the household, he must face the strange world of teens, a neighbor’s homophobia of biblical proportions, and the age-old question:  are we alone in the universe?  This family-time production will delight audience members of all kinds!

Performances:

Thursday, June 12 @ 7:30pm
Friday, June 13 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 14 @ 3pm (followed by talk-back)
Sunday, June 15 @ 3pm

Thursday, June 19 @ 7:30pm
Friday, June 20 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 21 @ 3pm (followed by talk-back)
Sunday, June 22 @ 3pm

Thursday, June 26 @ 7:30pm
Friday, June 27 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 28 @ 3pm (followed by talk-back)
Sunday, June 29 @ 3pm

Harry Warren Theatre @ Jonathan Rosenblum Performing Arts Space
2445 Bath Ave.
Bath Beach, Brooklyn 11214

Tickets:  $15, $10 for students and seniors.
For reservations:  718.996.4800 or ryanrep@juno.com

 

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These Troubled Times – Upcoming Readings!

Date: 17.Mar.2014
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Monarch Theater NYC will be co-presenting upcoming readings of Troy Diana’s play These Troubled Times with Long Island University Brooklyn and City Tech Brooklyn.

These Troubled Times
by Troy Diana
These Troubled Times centers around openly gay Uncle Charles on the weekend he is watching his niece and nephew.  He not only has to contend with a nosy homophobic neighbor, but what could possibly be an alien invasion as well.

Long Island University – Brooklyn
April 16th, 2014 – 4pm and 6pm
April 24th, 2014 – 3pm

City Tech College Brooklyn
April 30, 2014 – 11:30am
May 2, 2014 – 9:30am and 11:30am

For more information:  info@monarchtheater.org

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AFTER THE FIRE workshop @ Intar Theatre

Date: 6.Jan.2014
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This month Monarch Theater NYC will be producing a workshop production of Diana Delgado’s play AFTER THE FIRE @ Intar Theatre. After the Fire  Copy Image 11 2013 b (1)

 

AFTER THE FIRE written by Diana Marie Delgado
co-directed by Diana Marie Delgado and Martin Balmaceda

“Mistakes are made and are scattered into forever.”

Where:  INTAR Theatre (500 W. 52nd St., 4th Fl.)
When:  Saturday, January 18th @ 7pm
              Sunday, January 19th @ 4pm

 

To RSVP for a free ticket, email info@monarchtheater.org with your name, the date you’d like to attend, and the number of tickets you’d like.

About the Play

After the Fire is a poem-performance-novella-for the stage.  The play conflates fractured monologues and dissolving scenes to explore the lives of:  Arthur (a kite brought down by a gale), The Old Woman (Arthur’s Mother), and Angela (sand at the bottom of the ocean).  Beginning in media res, the plot continuously shifts and alternates, revealing bits and pieces of each character to build a dream-like meditation about how even after death what “happened” continues to arrest us.

About the Playwright

Diana Marie Delgado, poet and playwright, grew up in the San Gabriel Valley.  A graduate of the poetry programs at the University of California-Riverside and Columbia University.  Her poetry collection Late-Night Talks With Men I Think I Trust was a finalist for the 2012 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize.  The recipient of the 2010 Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship, she attended the 2011 Monarch Theater Playwriting Workshop and worked under Migdalia Cruz and John Jesurun.  Her play Desire Road was given a staged reading at La MaMa La Galleria in NYC in 2011 and was published in PALABRA Magazine (Issue 8 2012).  In addition, the play, later titled, After the Fire, was a finalist for the 2011 La MaMa ETC’s Ellen Stewart Emerging Playwright Award.

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Mondays at Monarch | November 2013

Date: 12.Nov.2013
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This month, Monarch Theater NYC will be presenting a closed round-table reading of Diana Delgado’s play After the Fire in preparation for a full workshop production, which Monarch will be producing in January 2014.

After the Fire
by Diana Delgado

After the Fire is a surreal poem- for the stage.  Manifesting an intense lyricism and transformative vision in the tradition of magical realism, the play maintains a naturalistic tone as it explores the lives of Chicanos from the San Gabriel Valley who perish in a house fire:  Arthur (a kite brought down by a gale), The Old Woman (Arthur’s mother), Angela (sand at the bottom of the ocean).  Beginning in media res, the plot shifts and alternates, employing techniques similar to the leaps taken in surrealist poetry, “a leap from the known part of the mind to the unknown part and back to the known”- revealing each character’s life as a dream-like meditation.  As situations telescope, and whole epochs of experience are eliminated, a story emerges, an outline of how after death what “happened” continues to haunt us.

This is a closed reading.  To attend, or for more information, email info@monarchtheater.org.

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These Troubled Times by Troy Diana

Date: 29.Oct.2013
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This month, Monarch’s Artistic Director, Jennifer Ortega, will be directing Troy Diana’s play These Troubled Times as part of the Ryan Rep Company Family Time Program at Long Island University.

These Troubled Times
by Troy Diana

These Troubled Times centers around openly gay Uncle Charles who is watching his niece and nephew while his brother and sister in law are on a cruise to celebrate their anniversary.  He not only has to contend with the nosy homophobic neighbor, but an alien invasion as well.

More information on this to come!

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Mondays at Monarch | October 2013

Date: 9.Oct.2013
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This month’s new play reading will be Michael McGoldrick’s SPECIAL SNOWFLAKES.Special Snowflakes

SPECIAL SNOWFLAKES
by Michael McGoldrick
Monday, October 28th @ 7pm | Simple Studios (134 W. 29th St., 2nd Fl.)

Because Spencer and Chase believe themselves to be superior individuals, they are both astonished that each has entered his mid-twenties and somehow failed in his respective career-path. Enter Daniel, a former High School classmate who has attained a sense of purpose and contentment with life that the other two lack. This breeds resentment in Chase. Tension simmers and then erupts explosively.

 

This reading is FREE and open to the public.  For more information or to make a reservation, please email info@monarchtheater.org

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Mondays at Monarch – September 2013

Date: 19.Sep.2013
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This month’s Mondays at Monarch selection is an English translation of Castilian playwright Guillem Clua’s SMILEY, translated by Marion Peter Holt. Monarch is thrilled to be working with this remarkable playwright again! This will be a closed round-table reading, more info to come.

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Mondays at Monarch – June 2013

Date: 3.Jun.2013
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Our Mondays at Monarch selection for the month of June is Brian Alessandro’s new play My Ego Sometimes Trips Up My Wisdom.

My Ego Sometimes Trips Up My Wisdom

Eighty-five-year-old Dr. Rafael Gödel is treating Felix Hopper, a 35-year old gay writer, for having unreasonable expectations. Dr. Gödel has trouble understanding the newly minted mental illnesses known as “entitlement” and “disappointment” as Felix tries to cope with a recent string of romantic and professional failures.  Through a series of unorthodox and potentially provocative psychotherapeutic techniques (including an isolated period of meditation in Antarctica), Dr. Gödel guides Felix through a rather resistant process of detachment from life’s illusions and the youngish writer’s own tenacious desires and regrets. Dr. Gödel also unexpectedly faces his own resentments and reflections during a curious bout of counter-transference.

For more information about this reading, email info@monarchtheater.org

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