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...
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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  • Francis Boyle:
    4 Sep. 2016
    A heartfelt and spectacular portrait of two women who have known the best and worst of each other for years. Diana Burbano's voice bursts forth and makes a joyful noise. The scenes of days gone by and those of the present day blend seamlessly. Sex, Drugs, Punk, and Rock'n'Roll are the background for a great generational tale. A play I'd be honored to direct, with incredibly strong roles for five actresses and an actor.
  • Eric Eberwein:
    13 Sep. 2015
    A terrific work on so many levels. A great chronicle of two young women growing up in the 1970s L.A. punk scene. A great love story between two people who, to reference Dylan, always did feel the same but saw it from a different point of view. A trip back to a sexy, loud, distorted, and dangerous time too few plays have visited. A swift narrative, both funny and touching, that feels so authentic in its look at rock musicians then and now. Read it and you'll want to produce it.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    11 Jul. 2015
    Burbano rocks! This play is more than just fun -- it has some great songs -- it's also a compelling story about friendship, lost and renewed. The playwright does a fine job building tension between Slade and Luisa, especially in Scenes 4 and 9 --exceptional playwriting. The play is full of surprises, compelling intimacy, and beautiful lines. Hey, artistic directors, produce this play; actors/directors, get this play produced -- a great play for female actors!

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Barefoot Theatre Company/ bareNaked Reading series
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Fullerton College Playwrights Festival
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights Nest at Los Angeles Theatre Center
    ,
    2015

Production History

  • Professional
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    Festival51
    ,
    2016
  • University
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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