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Monet Hurst-Mendoza

Monet Hurst-Mendoza is an NYC-based playwright from Los Angeles, CA. Her plays have been developed with Rising Circle Theater Collective, Astoria Performing Arts Center, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Atlantic Acting School/NYU Tisch, The Flea Theater, WP Theater, The Public Theater, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Westport Country Playhouse, and Long Wharf Theatre, among others. Monet is an alum of the Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater, R&D Group at The Civilians, Fresh Ground Pepper's Playground Playgroup, WP Theater Playwrights Lab, and the Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists. She has held residencies with The MITTEN Lab and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Her play Torera was featured on the 2019 Kilroys List, and 50 Playwrights Project’s 2019 Best Unproduced Latinx Plays and 2019 Latinx Plays for College Theatres Lists. The play is slated to be produced by The Alley Theatre in their 2022/2023 season.

Monet served as a Core Member of Rising Circle Theater Collective for eight years, where she helped develop INKtank/PlayRISE—a developmental writers lab and new works festival for emerging playwrights of color. She was profiled by Remezcla in July 2019 as one of the "8 Most Exciting Latino Playwrights Making Work Right Now."

Finalist: Playwright's Week and the New York Jerome Fellowship at The Lark, Old Vic New Voices US/UK Exchange, Many Voices Fellowship at The Playwright's Center, Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship, Artemisia Fall Festival, The Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Forward Flux Three New American Plays Project, and the Leah Ryan FEWW Prize (Honorable Mention, 2017). Smith Prize for Political Theatre and Cherry Lane Mentor Project nominations. Broadway: Assistant to JT Rogers for OSLO at Lincoln Center Theater.

Monet is currently an Executive Story Editor on the 23rd season of "Law and Order: SVU”, a member of Florida Studio Theatre’s Playwright Collective, and has been commissioned by Westport Country Playhouse, Florida Studio Theatre, and The Kennedy Center. Proud member of The Kilroys, The Dramatist Guild, and WGAE. B.A. Marymount Manhattan College.