We have some exciting news to kick off 2015 – we’re taking Troy Diana’s end-of-the-world comedy These Troubled Times to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! In the upcoming months we’ll be launching our Indie GoGo campaign featuring Troy himself as the God-fearing Mrs. Raymond, as well as making exciting cast announcements. We’ll be keeping you updated via Facebook, so be sure to “like” our Facebook page if you haven’t already – more info to come!
These Troubled Times Goes to Edinburgh!
Mondays at Monarch – December 2014
Our Mondays at Monarch selections for December are two new plays by Janie Martinez and Nilsa Reyna!
Monday, December 8th @ 7pm
Alchemical Theater Laboratory, Room E
For more information and to RSVP, email email@example.com
Help support our exciting projects for 2015!
We’ve got some exciting projects coming up including Mondays at Monarch readings with playwrights Diana Marie Delgado, Janie Martinez, and Nilsa Reyna, as well as a planned production with Cuban choreographer Caridad Martinez and a fully mounted production of Troy Diana’s These Troubled Times for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
We can’t do any of it without your help! If you’d like to support Monarch Theater NYC in 2015, send a check made payable to Fractured Atlas to:
Monarch Theater NYC
332 Bleecker Street #D1
New York, NY 10014
Or donate online here!
Mondays at Monarch – November 2014
Our Mondays at Monarch November 2014 reading will be a short play entitled Dead Roses by Diana Marie Delgado. The play is one woman’s conversation with God after she is triggered to kill a man in NYC.
The reading will be held on Monday, November 17th from 6:30-8pm. For more information and to reserve seats, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
These Troubled Times Review by TheaterScene.net!
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
Indie GoGo Campaign LIVE!
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.
These Troubled Times by Troy Diana
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!
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 email@example.com
These Troubled Times – Upcoming Readings!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTER THE FIRE workshop @ Intar Theatre
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 email@example.com 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.
Mondays at Monarch | November 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.