Here are images from some of my most popular plays: Vivian's Music, 1969; Made for Each Other; and The Real Machiavelli. "Three Men With Guns" is in The Best New Ten Minute Plays of 2021, and my short film, "Democracy Sucks", was featured in a number of film festivals in 2020 and 2021.
Two actors on a bare stage tell a story inspired by true events; race, riots, music, and family. Click below to see the publisher's page on Original Works.
"Vivian's Music 1969 is depicts moments that are heartrending, insightful and at times, very humorous. Monica Bauer's superbly written play paints a vivid picture that is absolutely enthralling. See it while it is on the Upper East Side stage. "
"Inspired by real events, this fantasia for two actors imagines life of the unknown 14-year-old black girl whose death at the hands of a white cop that ignited one of the worst race riots in American history."
"Playwright Bauer has crafted a haunting, poignant drama, infused with moments of genuine humor and musical energy. The production penetrates as Bauer uses down-to-earth language and primarily believable situations. There is convincing anger and urgency as the play builds to its conclusion."
"Monica Bauer's script is astonishing: whether relating the tragic death that motivates the almost optimistic finale – resilience and hope maintain a shaky hold on the jazz drummer-turned-social entrepreneur – or describing the magic of a band jamming together, it doesn't need anything more than the fluid performances of Russell Jordan and Kailah S King to impress."
"If there is only one show you see in the last weekend of the Fringe, make it this one. It is historical theatre at its absolute best."