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S.P. Monahan is a New York-based performer, playwright, and would-be French Revolutionary (the cool kind, not the Les Miz kind).
As an actor, S.P. has appeared regularly on the American stage since age 10, with a smattering of television appearances for good measure. Favorite roles from a nearly successful career as a child actor include Benny in A Stoop on Orchard Street, Edgar in Ragtime, and Jimmy the Newsboy in Charles Busch's Times Square Angel. Most recently, they've been seen at Theater for the New City in the world-premiere of the solo musical DIVA: Live From Hell (music & lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen, directed by Daniel Goldstein), at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in the Amoralists production of Ken Urban's Nibbler, and at Axis Theatre in the world-premiere production of Randy Sharp's The Vast Machine.
Alongside Sidney Myer, Charles Busch, and Peter Borzotta in Times Square Angel
As a playwright and book-writer, S.P. is most widely known for the solo comedy DIVA (winner of the United Solo Awards for Best Musical and Audience Favorite, published by Indie Theater Now), which was later expanded into DIVA: Live From Hell, which had its world-premiere at Theater for the New City. Other works include Rodham/Sade (developed by Less Than Rent Theatre as a part of the political art series Sanctuary @ HERE Arts Center), Tyrants (music & lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen, developed by Goodspeed Musicals at the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony), What do you call a-? (produced by Rhapsody Collective at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory), Little Mac, Little Mac, You're the Very Man! (produced by LTR at The Kraine Theater), Gallows Tree (winner Best One-Act 2012 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Though Soft You Tread Above Me (developed by LTR at the Gene Frankel Theatre), The Morality Play (developed by Wide Eyed Productions at the Drama League Center), as well as 6B, The Verse Play, The Front Porch Play, and Thank You, Fifteen, all of which were produced at Fordham University.
DIVA: Live From Hell (Photo by Liz Maney)
Before the debut of S.P.'s first play, Thank You, Fifteen, at Fordham University
Other work in the theatre includes serving as Assistant Director to Michael Bush on the off-Broadway production of Jonathan Brielle's Himself & Nora at the Minetta Lane Theatre, serving as Assistant Director to Marc Palmieri on the world-premiere of his play The Groundling at Axis Theatre, and directing Croc Musical (a ten-minute musical) by RJ Vaillancourt at Theater for the New City. S.P. is also the Literary Manager of Less Than Rent Theatre.
S.P. graduated from Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center with a B.A. in Theatre (double concentration in Performance and Playwriting, cum laude).