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award-winning playwright

Welcome to my website, where I'd like to introduce you to vibrant, exciting, intelligent, touching, and funny new plays and musicals. Here you'll find links to my work currently in production, soon to be produced, or published and waiting for your theater to bring it to life.


The Year I Was Gifted

Drama with comedy for anyone who’s ever wondered what to do with their life. Direct from New York, a gay-straight love story. The true tale of a working class girl’s attempt to survive a prestigious boarding school for the arts. "When I was 15 years old I lied my way into the best boarding school for the arts. Then I had to decide if I was willing to betray my beliefs to stay there."


When: 7 p.m. July 23 and 24, July 30 and 31

1 p.m. July 27

2 p. m. July 26, Aug.2 and 3

Where: The Whitney Center
for the Arts, 42 Wendall Ave., Pittsfield

Admission: $15

Information: www.thewhit.org

What: Screening of ‘Parting Glances’ by Bill Sherwood

When: 3:30 p.m., July 27

Where: The Whitney Center

Admission: $10, proceeds to go to the Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition

What: Solo show workshop with Monica Bauer

When: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m, Aug. 3

Where: The Whitney Center

Admission: $15, free for attendees of “The Year I Was Gifted”

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Coming soon:

Chosen Child by Monica Bauer, directed by Megan Schy Gleeson, at Boston Playwrights' Theater, October 30-Nov.23rd, for more information visit their website http://www.bu.edu/bpt/our-season

The Dance as part of MTWorks Re-Works, the 1980's evening.
by Monica Bauer
directed by Dev Bondarin

Inspired by Paul Rego's painting Dance with Ostrich: Tryptich

SEPT 10-14, 2014

Wed, Sept 10 at 7pm
Thu, Sept 11 at 7pm
Fri, Sept 12 at 7pm
Sat, Sept 13 at 7pm
Sun, Sept 14 at 3pm

The Theater at the 14th Street Y is located on 344 East 14th Street (at 1st Avenue)

By Subway: L to 1st Avenue
By Bus: M14 or M15 to 14th and 1st

Tickets are $18.00 available at:

and A New York staged reading of Chosen Child is coming soon in the fall.



Made for Each Other news:

We had a successful run at The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival!


Check out the review from the Orlando Sentinel by clicking HERE.


The Maternal Instinct, produced at the Dukebox Theater for Atomic Force Productions (UK) named one of three runners-up for New South Best New Writing Prize at 2013 Brighton Fringe Festival. Review here.


Porter's Will, staged reading as part of the Planet Connections Theater Festivity.


Was nominated "Best Overall Production of a Staged Reading"!

Benefiting: Hospice of New York, Written by: Monica Bauer (Nominated 2013 Planet Connections Festivity for "Outstanding Playwrighting of a staged reading"), Directed by: Jerry James (Nominated 2013 Planet Connections Festivity for "Outstanding Direction of a Staged Reading"), Produced by: Good Works Productions, Performed by John Fico (Nominated 2013 Planet Connections Festivity "Outstanding Actor in a staged reading" for his role as Porter), Alisha Giampola (Nominated 2013 Planet Connections Festivity "Outstanding Actress in a staged reading" for her role as Gracie), Daniel Bonthius, Nick Ruggeri, and Kathleen McGrath


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