ABOUT MONK PARROTS
MONK PARROTS produce concept driven live work through multidisciplinary collaboration. From this strategy we have initiated a diverse repertoire ranging from experimental drama, musical plays, and opera. We premiere our work in New York and tour nationally and internationally. Our mission is to cultivate new audiences for new forms, provide opportunities for artists, and forge uncommon unions that enrich our practice and broaden our relationships with professional artists and community members. We received support from Creative Engagement, Tides Foundation, Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Artist Residencies, Hatchfund, USA Projects, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the generosity of many individuals. Monk Parrots is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit performing arts organization based in New York.
We derive our name from Monk Parakeets, specifically the ones that have found their way into the Northeastern United States via overturned delivery trucks and other legends. Unlike most exotic birds they can survive basically anywhere by working together and adjusting to unusual climates. They symbolize intelligence, endurance, adaptation, and collaboration.