Miriam Monasch

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July 9, 2017
 
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Next up; directing Emma at Theatre in the Round, 2018.

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Biography

Miriam Monasch has been active (on and off) in the Twin Cities' theatre community since 1975 as an actress, director and playwright.  She recently returned form a 4 year sojourn in Arkansas and is available for theatre work full time.

Résumé

 

ACTING

Selected Stage Roles:

Audience plant, One Man, Two Guvnors, Yellow Tree Theatre (dir. Anne Byrd)

Vita, Phineas, Kitty, Pride's Crossing, Commonweal Theatre (dir. Leah Cooper)

Mrs. Monsen, League of Youth, Commonweal Theatre (dir. Hal Cropp)

Aiofe, Outside Mullingar, Commonweal Theatre (dir. Michael Bigelow Dixon)

Audience plant, One Man, Two Guvnors, TheatreSquared (dir. Amy Herzberg)

Elinor, The Lion in Winter, NW Arkansas Community College, guest artist (dir. Mark Turner)

Grace, Joe Egg, Common Dreams Theatre (dir. Ben Kutschied)

Mrs. Beckoff, Torch Song Trilogy, Workhouse Theatre (dir. Richard Jackson)

Mrs. Dubose, et al, To Kill A Mockingbird, Park Square Theater (dir. David Mann)

Goldie Sheinhoff, Women's Minyan, Minnesota Jewish Theatre (dir. Carolyn Levy)

Hannah Pitt, et al, Angels in America Part 1, People Sittin' Around Doin' Theater (dir. Cherie Anderson)

Tzawrah/Sarah, Chaim's Love Song, Minnesota Jewish Theatre (dir. C. Levy)

Mama, 'Night Mother, Workhouse Theatre (dir. R. Jackson)

The Madwoman (Countess Aurelia), The Madwoman of Chaillot, Theatre in the Round (dir. Linda Paulsen)

Tisha, The Whales of August, Pioneer Place Theater (dir. Raine Hokan)

Various Characters, The Action Against Sol Schumann, Minnesota Jewish Theatre (dir. C. Levy)

Mary, From Door to Door, Park Square Theatre (dir. Lynn Musgrave)

Juanita, Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Starting Gate Theater (dir. Suzy Messerole)

Kate Jerome, Broadway Bound, Theatre in the Round (dir. Dann Peterson)

Linda Loman, Death of a Salesman, Starting Gate Theater (dir. R. Jackson)

Mary, On the Verge, Theatre in the Round (dir. E. Karsten)

Evelyn, Kindertransport, Theatre in the Round (dir. L. Musgrave)

Mrs. Alving, Ghosts, U of MN Theater Dept. (dir. Carl Forsman)

Rheauna, Les Belles Soeur, U of MN Theater Dept. (dir. N. Houfek)

Mrs. Boyle, The Mousetrap, U of MN Centennial Showboat (dir. Vern Sutton)

Old Lady Are, Restoration, U of MN Theater Dept. (dir. Stephen Kanee)

Madame Ranevsky, The Cherry Orchard, U of MN Theater Dept. (dir. S. Kanee)

Amanda Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Park Square Theatre (dir. Mary Finnerty)

Tiresius, Oedipus Rex, U of MN Theater Dept. (dir. Charles Nolte)

Madame Armfeldt, A Little Night Music, U of MN Theater Dept. (dir. V. Sutton)

Gertrude, Hamlet, Theatre in the Round (John Orlock)

Hedda, Hedda Gabler, Santa Cruz Theater Company (dir. Tom Busk) 

 

Directing:

Minnesota Jewish Theater Company:

            Our Class by Tadeusz Slobobzianek (translated by C. Ryan)

            2012 Ivey Award for Direction

            My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok (adapted by A. Posner)

            The Magic Dreidels by Jenna Zark

Theatre Unbound:

            For Worse by Anne Bertram

            Murderess by Anne Bertram

            The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George

TMJ Productions:

            Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson

University of Minnesota:

            The Dreams of Clytemnaestra by Dacia Maraini

            Waking Up by Dario Fo & Franca Rame

Santa Cruz Theater Company:

            Pimp and Love Song for an Amazon by Martha Boesing

            Calm Down Mother by Megan Terry

Grinnell College:

            In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka (adapted by M. Monasch)

            The First Communion by Fernando Arrabal

            The Prison Diaries of Ho Chi Ming (adapted by M. Monasch)

4th Annual 1 Minute Play Festival:

            7 1-minute plays by 7 women playwrights

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING

BA Theater - Grinnell College

MA (ABD/PHD) Theatre Arts - University of Minnesota

Acting: 

Wesley Balk, Barbara Reid, Stephen PelinskyAugusto Boal (workshop), Ping Chong (workshop), Feldenkreis

Directing:

Stephen Kanee, Garland Wright, Charles Nolte

Dramaturgy:

Michael Lupu

 

AWARDS

2008 Ivey Award for overall excellence, 'Night Mother (Workhouse Theatre)

2012 Ivey Award for directing, Our Class (MN Jewish Theatre)

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