Miriam Monasch

Last updated

October 23, 2022

Miriam’s current news

Next up, directing The Wanderers for Six Points Theater.


Miriam Monasch has been active (on and off) in the Twin Cities' theatre community since 1975 as an actress, director and playwright.  She is retired from her "day job" and is available for theatre work full time.


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Selected Stage Roles:

Sister Aloysius, Doubt, Theatre in the Round (dir. Kari Steinbach)

Mrs. Boyle, The Mousetrap, Lyric Arts (dir. Craig Johnson)

Ethyl, On Golden Pond, Paul Bunyan Playhouse (dir. Mike Ricci)

Gloria/Mrs. Burlington, Miracle on Christmas Lake, Yellow Tree Theatre (dir. Jason Peterson)

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) 



Theatre in the Round:

Dog Logic by Tom Strelich

Emma by Jane Austen, (adapted by S. F. Asher)

Minnesota Jewish Theater Company:

Natasha and the Coat by Deborah Stein

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)



BA Theater - Grinnell College

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


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


Stephen Kanee, Garland Wright, Charles Nolte


Michael Lupu



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

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

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