Monica: This Play is Not About Monica Lewinsky
by Dianne Nora
Director: Shannon Molly Flynn
Stage Manager: Shannon Molly Flynn
Dramaturge: Katie Walker
Assistant Director: Tom Hayes
Assistant Dramaturge: Kylie Brown
Monica: This Play is Not About Monica Lewinsky brings us through a series of scenes between Monica Lewinsky and different imagined lovers. This play asks what the cost of intimacy is, how we reckon with our past selves, and what we talk about when we talk about Other Women.
February 14 at 8pm and February 16 at 12pm
Dianne Nora (Playwright) works in Chicago, Brooklyn, and Dublin, Ireland. She is a member of Goodman Theatre’s Playwrights Unit, where she has been commissioned to write a new play about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She recently assisted her mentor Tracy Letts on the world premiere of his play The Minutes, a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky will receive its world premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with previews at 59E59 Theaters, produced by Via Brooklyn. BA: NYU; MPhil: Trinity College Dublin; MFA: Columbia University School of the Arts.
Shannon Molly Flynn (Director/Stage Manager) is a New York-based Actor, Singer, Producer, Teaching Artist, and Director. Shannon's passion and empathy for the human spirit is what inspired her wild love affair with the theatre. Coming from a long line of storytellers, she found that this was her way of carrying on the torch. From the classroom to on stage to behind the table, Shannon has found talents in different focuses of theatre, all stemming from the drive to spread understanding of the human experience. She has recently directed the EXTENDED RUN of The Dream of the Burning Boy for Normal Ave. For more info and updates on current projects, head over to her website www.ShannonMollyFlynn.com. Shannon also enjoys strategy board games, her hometown of Seattle, and spending time with her cat, Peyton Manning Flynn.
Katie Walker (Dramaturge) has previously worked with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Pipedream Productions and Creative Endeavor Office. She received her BA in Theatre (Dramaturgy Distinction) from the University of Denver. She is incredibly excited to be doing her first show with Normal Ave.
Tom Hayes (Assistant Director) is a Syracuse University graduate whose previous New York experience includes A Dream Play (Lawyer) with Egg & Spoon, Brotherhood (Wyatt) at the John Cullum Theatre, Completeness (Elliot) and Den of Thieves (Little Tuna) with Normal Ave, and 28 Years Later (Marcus) at The 13th Street Theatre. He is very grateful to the entire Normal Ave Team for letting him be a part of this production.
Kylie Brown (Assistant Dramaturge) is a Brooklyn-based director of new work and Literary Manager for Normal Ave. Recent directing projects: little lives by Shara Feit (Furnace Festival, G45 Lightbulb series), Of the Woman Came the Beginning of Sin and through her we all die by Lily Houghton (EST Bloodworks), What We Made: Gone Missing Lobby Project (The Civilians/City Center Encores! Off-Center), and Painting Faye Salvez by Rachel Covey (NYMF, Northwestern). She has done short plays and readings with EST/Youngblood, The Muse Project, 7x7. As an assistant/associate director, she has worked with Liesl Tommy, Leigh Silverman, and Lear Debessonet, among others. Notable projects include Eclipsed, Privacy, and most recently assisted Leigh Silverman on the first fully female/non-binary creative team on Broadway for Lifespan of a Fact.