ABOUT // Theatre & Arts
Elaina Di Monaco (they/them) is a theatre artist living and working in Philadelphia.
Elaina is a co-founder of ON THE ROCKS, a collaboration with Latinx playwright Haygen-Brice Walker, where they create annual late-night-byob queer horror theatre. OTR's mission is to take a challenging look at millennial culture inside of systems of homophobia and white supremacy through a lens of deconstructed horror, humor, and sex. Recent works include Our Ouija Board, WOLFCRUSH: a queer werewolf play, The Bride's a Cunt, & Birdie's Pit Stop (and the tribe of queers who fucked everything up). Named "fringe darlings" by the Broad Street Review, Elaina & Haygen-Brice continue to shock and delight annually as a part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Elaina is most dedicated to exploring new realms of storytelling that represent nuanced queer lives on the stage. They have recently begun to explore the ideologies of intimacy work with Intimacy Directors & Coordinators and are seeking additional training to eliminate harm, improve their understanding of power structures in the room, and embrace a practice of enthusiastic consent.