Monique Holt


June 25- 30, 2020

IN RESIDENCE: June 16 – July 5, 2020

Please UNtranslate Me, written by Deaf playwright, Monique Holt, will explore the very essence of the ASL language and will portray the Deaf experience in their culture and in their living visual language.

TIME: 7pm
LENGTH OF SHOW: 1 hr and talk back with performers will follow
PRICE: Pay-What-You-Can
Link to the presentation will be sent to your email two hours before the presentation begins.

Playwright/Director: Monique Holt
Dramaturg: Haruna Lee
Associate Director: Amelia Hensley
Actors: Joey Caverly, Maleni Chaitoo, Dickie Hearts, Andrew Morrill, Jackie Roth
Production Stage Manager: Emily Hart
Jianye Wang
Graphics:Virginia Shou

Producer: Kori Rushton
Associate Producer: Courtney Golden

Associate Producer of IRT Theater: Samantha Geffen
Development Director: Stacy Donovan
Technical Director: Daryl Shelton
Master Electrician: Daniel Conner
Social Media Manager: Jessica Schmidt
Executive Assistant: Charlie Chauca

Monique Holt (Playwright/Director) wears many theater hats. ACTOR: Aldonza/Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha (Harlequin Productions)Worker Chen in Snow in Midsummer and Lady Montague in Romeo & Juliet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival)DIRECTOR: Cloud 9UrinetownCaucasian Chalk Circle, Deafhood Monologues, TITUS and a short film – Always A Bridesmaid? CREATOR/WRITER: Night Was So Hungry That Ate The MoonThe Dark Room, and The “OR”bit. DASL (Director for Artistic Sign Language) Cymbeline, Movement of the Soul, peeling, and Grisha (film).  LECTURER: “Translating Shakespearean Text into Sign Language” 2009 – present. In Seattle, she does consulting work for theater communities and works for Deaf Spotlight as a theater director – creating programs. CREDENTIALS: BFA in Acting – NYU & MFA in Theater – Towson University.

Amelia Hensley (Associate Director)- Broadway: Spring Awakening (Deaf West). Off Broadway: I Was Most Alive with You (Playwrights Horizons). NYC: Sylvia (NYDT), Dancing Girl (She NYC Arts), Stepchild (IRT Theater), Rape of Lucretia (New Camerata Opera).  Seattle: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (12th Ave Arts), Skin (Deaf Spotlight). LA: Spring Awakening (Deaf West), Our Town (Pasadena Playhouse) Romeo and Juliet (Sontag Greek Theatre). DC: The Lady Becomes Him, (Faction of Fools), Peepshow (Dog & Pony DC), Noises Off (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival).

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village,  IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***