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Beautiful Monsters

The world premiere


Beautiful Monsters

Written by Kelly Gray
Directed by Argo Thompson
Featuring Taylor Diffenderfer, John Browning, Zach Hasbany, Grace Kent and Jackie Threlfal


A fascinating take on 2020, using music, dance and words to powerfully articulate what we’ve learned, what we’ve lost, and the human connection we all so desperately need to continue.

This is an obituary, year 2020. This obituary is for two lovers who had never touched.  A story not possible till this very moment in time. A smashing of old fashion gallantry and high-tech sex,  the impossible fuck, the plague infected love story of The Q, told on every forum of communication except the forum of flesh.


The Writer / The Woman: Taylor Diffenderfer
Actor / The Man: John Browning
Actor / The Musician / The Butcher: Zach Hasbany

Actor / The Dancer / The Young Woman: Grace Kent

Actor / The Usher / The Girl: Jackie Threfall


Director: Argo Thompson

Stage Manager: Vicki Martinez

Musical Direction: Anthony Martinez

Choreography: Kimberly Kalember

Set Designer: Argo Thompson

Lighting Designer: April George

Sound Designer: Argo Thompson

Costume Designer: Sandra Ish

Asst Stage Manager / Set Decorations: Kat Motley

Sound Design: Joe Winkler

The Cast & Crew

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-Kelly Gray

Kelly Gray (she/her) resides in Coast Miwok land amongst the tallest and quietest trees in the world, deep in fire country. This year, she's been nominated for both a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and her debut book of poetry, 'Instructions for an Animal Body,' is forthcoming from Moon Tide Press. Kelly's writing has most recently been published in The Atticus Review, River Teeth, Lunch Ticket, The Nervous Breakdown, Account Magazine and many other swoon worthy publications. You can read more of her work at or follow her at @_west_of_west.

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