Last month Fabulous Monsters marked its world premiere at The Public Theater of San Antonio, the longest running theatre company in Texas. This play with music by Diana Burbano includes original music from nationally renowned punk band, Fea. The production runs February 24 through March 19, 2023 in the Cellar Theater, located at San Pedro Playhouse in San Pedro Springs Park. The production is led by Director Jerry Ruiz with music direction by Jaime Ramirez.
Fabulous Monsters is a musical journey through punk rock in L.A. — Sally and Lou were there: feminists, Latinas, queens of noise. One went pop, one stayed punk, but sparks from their tumultuous friendship remain. Decades later, they must try to overcome old wounds, forgive each other, and rock as hard as they ever did.
The Workshop Theater affirms Fabulous Monsters as “A visceral exploration of the overlooked legacies of Latinas in punk rock…” Playwright Diana Burbano discusses the process of working on a new show, “Collaborating with The Public Theater and Fea on this project has been a joy; the new music is fantastic, as is the homegrown cast. I can’t wait to rock out with San Antonio and the Fabulous Monsters!” Phanie D from Fea adds “It’s been an honor to work with Diana Burbano and the rest of the crew. Fea is so excited to contribute the music to this story that is all at once hedonistic, spiritual, raunchy and emotionally deep. We look forward to seeing the songs come to life!”
“I’m very much looking forward to seeing how this play about a Latina punk rocker connects with the audiences in San Antonio, a city with a real history with punk as well as many other kinds of music. As a director, I love staging premiere productions of new plays, seeing them come to life for the very first time, being a part of that collaborative process with the playwright, where you are finding the heartbeat of a play and discovering how it works in performance.” — Jerry Ruiz, Director of Fabulous Monsters

Events in Celebration of Fabulous Monsters

After Words (Post-show Conversation) — Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 2 p.m.