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, |the claque|, Looking Glass Theatre (NYC), Amios, The Oneness Project, The Other Mirror, Magic Time @ Judson, Atlantic Acting School/NYU Tisch, The Kupferberg Center for the Arts, The Flea Theater, WP Theater, The Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, 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 Other Mirror, 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. She was profiled by Remezcla in July 2019 as one of the "8 Most Exciting Latino Playwrights Making Work Right Now."

Monet has been a finalist for Playwright's Week and the New York Jerome Fellowship at The Lark, Old Vic New Voices US/UK Exchange, the Many Voices Fellowship at The Playwright's Center, the 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 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 is currently an Executive Story Editor on the 23rd season of "Law and Order: SVU." Proud member of The Kilroys, The Dramatist Guild, and WGAE. B.A. Marymount Manhattan College.