MONICA L. WILLIAMS

ARTIST CONSULTANT EDUCATOR

Summer 2017. Season of the Open Door.

Summer 2017. Season of the Open Door.

I went to a public school. I remember well my 6th grade teacher who taught science and theater outdoors, my English teacher who auditioned for plays during class, my college professor who said no to Department Chair and yes to life. What if the door is always open? Sometimes it looks like a window. Other times it appears not to exist.  

This summer I said, "Yes."  Here are some of my adventures.

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48 Hours in Harlem

Introductions, collaborations and new creations in less than 48 hours.  With playwright and cast of "Spooks", our 10 minute offering.

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We Hold These Truths

"Write it down, people will hear you."  Creative consulting with the Adult Literacy Program at the Brooklyn Public Library.  

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Pipeline

Centering Black women, Dominique Morisseau curated a post-show "real talk" panel with a listening audience at Lincoln Center.

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International Directors

No application necessary.  We were selected to gather from around the World at the National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation. 

Other Women: a #LoveHustle feature at Joe's Pub!

Walking into the Public Theater as a presenting artist is much different than standing in line for the $20 rush tickets, or seeing your friend’s play, and even greeting Stew after his producer’s only performance of Passing Strange before it went to Broadway.  This. Is. Different. This is 16 years of hustling catching up to me.  This is receiving love because I'm giving it to myself first.

Other Women 

Joe's Pub at the Public Theater

Monday, July 24, 2007 at 9:30pm