• Did someone order spunky with a sensitive side?

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    Monica Furman explores and defines the origins of her community's hybrid identity through multimedia content to increase authentic representation of Ukrainian and Jewish diasporic people in America. Growing up on the precipice of assimilation and multiculturalism (shout out to first-generation Americans), she brandishes humor, multiple languages, and strong female characters to address xenophobia, bridging generational gaps and cultural differences with progressive values.

    Her process includes digging through primary sources, getting lost in academic articles, and recording her family during dinner to bake everything into digestible and funny stories inspired by immigration patterns and the class divide. Using performance, film & television, and podcast productions, Monica creates accessible stories for multi-generational families to consume together.

  • Reel

    Check out some of my on-screen performances!

  • Clips

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    Bilingual Teen Suspect

    Party Girl with Attitude

    Supportive Best Friend


  • Voiceover Reels

  • Upcoming and Recent News

    August 2023: My half-hour children's comedy pilot, CHEW, was named an Honorable Mention at Barnstorm Media's BOLT Screenplay competition.


    August 2022: I have completed UCLA's Post-Graduate Certificate in TV Writing with a half-hour comedy emphasis.


    July 20, 2022: Delivery Failed won "Best Covid-19 Short" at the Niagara International Shorts Festival.


    May 28, 2022: Worldwide premiere of Delivery Failed at the Oregon Short Film Festival, where it's nominated for Best Drama.

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  • Self-Produced Film Work

    Monica is an award-winning writer/producer whose short films have been in festivals across the country and around the world. She holds a Post-Graduate Certificate Program for TV Writing from UCLA.

  • Devising (v.)

    a method of theatre-making that originates from collaborative, often improvisatory work by a performing ensemble

    TBD: The Live Devising Project

    By the Cucumber Dogs, in association with Sitting Shotgun

    "It is inspiring to see the international ensemble of Cucumber Dogs collaborating seamlessly. There is much to learn from them about efficient communication, respect, and putting the mutual goal above individual ambitions. For that alone, TBD: The Live Devising Project is worth attending for anybody who interacts with other people (which means everybody)."

    -Asya Gorovits, Theatre Is Easy


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