Upstage Left | Intimate Conversations with New York Theater

An Interview with Playwright Monet Hurst-Mendoza & Actor Ugo Chukwu

July 23, 2020 Monet Hurst-Mendoza & Ugo Chukwu | Rachel Lin Season 1 Episode 21
Upstage Left | Intimate Conversations with New York Theater
An Interview with Playwright Monet Hurst-Mendoza & Actor Ugo Chukwu
Show Notes

Monet Hurst-Mendoza and Ugo Chukwu are #relationshipgoals. They also happen to both be fantastic theater artists in their own right.

Monet's play Torera was slated for production at the Long Wharf Theatre this fall, pre-pandemic. She is former Emerging Writers Group member, current member of the Kilroys, and a staff writer for Law & Order: SVU. She also has her own Wikipedia page.

And you've probably seen Ugo in a play at one of the many Downtown Theater Establishments. In fact, Helen Shaw dubbed him "one of our best downtown actors." Most recently spotted in: House Plant by Sarah Einspanier at NYTW Next Door, and was in rehearsals for Lunch Bunch, also by Einspanier before the City shut down. Other recent work includes: Do You Feel Anger?, [Porto], and What To Send Up When It Goes Down.

I miss the theater. I miss seeing plays. I miss seeing friends in plays, and seeing friends at the plays we're seeing friends in. Chatting with Monet & Ugo felt (almost) like old times. We talk about astrology, what we hope to see change in our industry, and why Ugo is always talking about quitting acting.
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