MONARCHS by Danielle Frimer
Peter Pan meets Passover Seder in a coming out story filled with chutzpah and fairydust! A magical, touching dramedy about family that explores feelings of not fitting in, not being accepted for who you are, and learning to find your voice. Welcome to the Motek Family Seder! Everything is brisket-as-usual until Peter Pan shows up in Elijah's chair, offering first-born, Perri, the chance of a lifetime. Will this Dickensian fever dream of a Neverland finally give Perri the guts to be herself with the people who love her best and know her least? Monarchs is a coming-out, coming-of-age story that sheds light on the links between our shame and our fears, and proudly reclaims Peter Pan as the queer icon she's always been to those of us who knew to look.
Danielle Frimer is a Hudson Valley-based playwright and screenwriter. Her work has been performed and developed with the Valdez Theatre Conference, TOSOS, the Brick, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, CoHo Lab, and Round the Bend Theatre, among others. Danielle is the winner of the Fresh Fruit Festival's 2023 Short Play Contest, a 2023 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference, and a member of HOWL playwrights and the Dramatists Guild. She lives in New Paltz, NY, with her wife and dog. BA: Yale; MFA: American Conservatory Theatre. Daniellefrimer.com