Dan O_Brien

Talene Monahon

Talene Monahon is a Brooklyn-based playwright and actor. Her plays include Jane Anger (New Ohio; 2022 Off-Broadway Alliance Best New Play Nominee, New Yorker Critic’s Pick, Time Out Critic’s Pick, New York Magazine Approval Matrix), How to Load a Musket (Less than Rent; #3 on TheaterMania’s list of “The 10 Best Theater Productions of 2020”), Frankie & Will (MCC), proud revengeful ambitious (Play Per View) and All in Good Fun (Peterborough Players). Her work has been developed by NYSAF, Bedlam Theater, Red Bull Theater, Cape Cod Theater Project, and Northern Stage and her writing has been published by Stage Rights, The Cincinnati Review, and McSweeneys. As an actor, credits include productions at Roundabout Theater Company, Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, the Atlantic, MCC, New Georges, Encores!, Red Bull, La Jolla Playhouse, Gingold Theater Group, and Partial Comfort, as well as selected film and television. She has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she was a Senior Fellow. Her next play, about the children in the Salem Witch Trials, will be produced by Bedlam Theater in 2023.