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Tarantino's Yellow Speedo

LGP Addresses Taboo Topics in a Fresh, Engaging, and Captivating Way in “Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo”

Local playwright and author Monica Byrne is having quite the year. Last week, her debut novel, The Girl in the Road, was released; just days later, her newest play, Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo, had its world premiere at Manbites Dog Theater, produced by the boundary-shattering Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern. A couple years ago, LGP helmed… Read More ›

The cast includes (clockwise, from lower left): Marie Garlock, Carolyn McDaniel, Alice Rose Turner, and Skylar Gudasz

Margaret Sanger’s Birth-Control Truths Set Four Teenagers Free in “What Every Girl Should Know”

The world premiere of Durham playwright Monica Byrne’s What Every Girl Should Know, produced by the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern of Durham, NC, runs April 19-21, 26-28 and May 3-5 at the Cordoba Center for the Arts (behind Golden Belt in downtown Durham). It’s a location that Margaret Sanger would have approved, and might… Read More ›

The cast includes (clockwise, from lower left): Marie Garlock, Carolyn McDaniel, Alice Rose Turner, and Skylar Gudasz

Four Reform-School Girls Idolize Margaret Sanger in Monica Byrne’s “What Every Girl Should Know”

The Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern of Durham, NC will present the world premiere of “What Every Girl Should Know,” Durham actress, writer, and dramatist Monica Byrne’s provocative new play about four Catholic teenage turn-of-the-century reform-school girls who become suffragettes and idolize social reformer and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger (1879-1966).

"Nightwork" stars (from left) Alex Young, Jeffrey Moore, Kashif Powell, Dana Marks, and Annie Zipper as five strung-out graduate students (photo by Jay O'Berski)

“Nightwork” Promises More Than It Delivers

Manbites Dog Theater’s world-premiere production of “Nightwork,” a dark comedy written by Monica Byrne and directed by Jay O’Berski, promises more than it delivers. A better title for this uneven, episodic 80-minute play, performed without intermission, might well be “Five Freaked-Out Graduate Students in Search of a Plot.”

"Nightwork" stars (from left) Alex Young, Jeffrey Moore, Kashif Powell, Dana Marks, and Annie Zipper as five strungout graduate students (photo by Jay O'Berski)

“Nightwork” Is an Outrageously Dark Comedy

When “Nightwork” begins, it’s late night in a biomedical research lab and careers are on the line for five high-strung grad students. “The Office” meets “Lord of the Flies” in this outrageously dark comedy.