Author: S.P. Monahan


Description: Moments before execution, Desmond Channing, a dethroned high school drama queen/murderer, sees his life flash before his eyes as a cabaret act.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/3/2013
Content Advisory: Adult themes, descriptions of violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male

NOTE: Diva is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to contact@seanpatrickmonahan.com.

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Keywords: Art and Artists · Characters are Mostly Children/Students · Comedy · Coming of Age · Crime · Death and the Afterlife · Fight Sequences · Gay and Lesbian · Many Locations · Meta · Musical · Musical Comedy · Satire/Parody · Sex · Show Biz · Single Set · Solo Play · Surrealism/Absurdism · Technology and the Internet · The Theatre

This play is in the following collections: Less Than Rent · United Solo 2013

Original Production Information

Diva was first presented by Less Than Rent Theatre at the 2013 United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row, New York City, with the following cast and credits:

Written and performed by Sean Patrick Monahan

Director: James Presson
Scenic Design: Dan Geggatt
Costume Design: Sara Donovan
Light Design: Gary Slootskiy
Sound Design: Emily Auciello
Additional Music/Arrangements: Adrian Bridges
Choreography: Jennifer Delac
Fight Choreography: Cory Asinofsky
Vocals for "When I Fall in Love": Quinn Coughlin
Voiceover: Alison Fraser & George Drance, S.J.
Graphic Design: Rachel Buethe