MONET HURSt–MENDOZA – PLAYWRIGHT
Monet Hurst-Mendoza is an NYC-based playwright from Los Angeles, CA. Her plays have been developed with Rising Circle Theater Collective, Astoria Performing Arts Center (VEIL'D, world premiere), American Academy of Dramatic Arts, |the claque|, Looking Glass Theatre (NYC), Amios, The Oneness Project, The Other Mirror, Magic Time @ Judson, Atlantic Acting School/ NYU Tisch, The Kupferberg Center for the Arts, #serials@The Flea, WP Theater, The Public Theater, Playwright’s Playground at Classical Theatre of Harlem, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Monet is an alum of the Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater, the R&D Group at The Civilians, WP Playwrights Lab, and the Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists. She has held residencies with The Other Mirror, The MITTEN Lab, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. She has been a finalist for Playwright's Week and the New York Jerome Fellowship at The Lark, Old Vic New Voices US/UK Exchange, the Many Voices Fellowship at The Playwright's Center, the Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship, Artemisia Fall Festival, The Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Forward Flux Three New American Plays Project, and the Leah Ryan FEWW Prize (Honorable Mention, 2017). Smith Prize for Political Theatre and Cherry Lane Mentor Project nominations. Broadway: Assistant to the Playwright for OSLO at Lincoln Center Theater. Monet is a proud affiliate of Rising Circle Theater Collective, where she helped develop INKtank/PlayRISE—a developmental writers lab and new works festival for emerging playwrights of color. She's continuing her advocacy for equal representation for woman, trans, and non-binary writers in the American Theatre as a member of The Kilroys. She is currently a member of Fresh Ground Pepper's Playground Playgroup and is a staff writer for "Law and Order: SVU." B.A.: Marymount Manhattan College.