Latino theater-specific. Theater Direction and Production. Medicine-related topics.
Monica is a native Puerto Rican pediatrician who graduated from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in 1996 and finished her pediatric residency in 2000. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Case Western Reserve in Genetic Epidemiology. Despite her inclination for the sciences and medicine, her love for theater never stopped. She studied Dramatic Arts at the University of Puerto Rico in 1992. She is also a former member of the Yaguez Theater company in Puerto Rico.
Monica's stage performances include Dollhouse, La Cantante Calva, Arriba las Mujeres. She also participated in the 32 Puerto Rican theater festival with the play Epoca de Celo. In Cleveland, she co-founded and is currently the Executive Director of LatinUs, the first independent Latino/Hispanic theater Company in Ohio. With hard work and ambition, she was able to raise enough funds to make this dream a reality. Since 2018 LatinUs has produced La Cueva De Salamanca, Death and the Maiden, The Unusual Case of Miss Pina Colada, Divorcees, Evangelist and Vegetarians, La Casa de Bernarda Alba, and Banos Publicos, S.A. Monica has participated as an actress and producer in all productions.