Fabulous Monsters

When punk rock exploded in L.A., Sally and Lou were there: feminists, Latinas, queens of noise. One went pop, one stayed punk, but sparks from their tumultuous friendship remain. Decades later, can they overcome old wounds, forgive each other, and rock as hard as they ever did?

A new work from this South Coast Repertory teaching artist, developed in Latino Theatre Alliance/LA's Playwrights Nest Festival.
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Fabulous Monsters

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  • Austin Phillips:
    7 Dec. 2017
    I really enjoyed how this play showed the consequences of drug usage, often in the entertainment industry we only see the hedonic gratification and the desire to please audiences never allows all of the repercussions to be laid out. Furthermore, the messaging that it is never too late to reignite friendship really spoke to me, in a world that constantly sees things (including humans) as disposable it is more important now than ever to bring to light that our relationships are nonperishable.
  • Ariana Turner:
    30 Nov. 2017
    Beautiful!!! The relationship between young Sally and Lulu was extraordinary and so brilliantly showcased. The feminism present within the play was a great addition to the story.What especially made the play an excitement and intensely addicting read was the flashbacks. Switching from 1977 to the present day and alternating between these periods created a movie-like experience that was just so entrancing.
  • Chelsea Fleming:
    30 Nov. 2017
    I really did appreciate the complexity of the characters. The relationship between Sally and Luisa and the love they held for one another was one of my favorite parts about reading this play. The back and forward between generations was very interesting to read and imagine. Overall the crazy lives these characters lead are very exhilarating to think about.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Festival51
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Barefoot Theatre Company/ bareNaked Reading series
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
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    Fullerton College Playwrights Festival
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    2015
  • Reading
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    Playwrights Nest at Los Angeles Theatre Center
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
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    Chapman College Oc-Centric Playwrights Festival
    ,
    2015

Awards

Finalist
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Festival51 Woman's Playwrighting Competition
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Festival51
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2016