a selection of stage plays, short stories, and other creative writing by Keyon Monté.
4M • III ACTS • 2022
Amid the humid summer night of a bustling New York City in 1943, each scene of Nigger Heaven seems to capture just a moment, intimately and carefully. Time itself is reevaluated as memories and dreamscapes ebb and flow, running parallel to our own racing reality. With the tom toms of Duke Ellington almost overtaken by the roar of Stravinsky, the characters understand that they are in a world that is dying; or rather rusting away as the inferno of world war falls like an incoming bomb...
1W • III ACTS • 2023
The second full length play by Keyon Monte centers around the
Essential questions of humanity itself as a young earth is racing quickly through phases death is always closer than we expect. A performance for one, Second Born is a meditation on loss, love, motherhood and brotherhood…
Astral travel, spiritual awakenings, connection to earth.
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What They Are Saying
"Keyon's unique approach to historical drama captures his ability to transcend time and place to show a story from history that we've never seen before."
Kristen Mendez, costume designer