Monica Trausch is a New York City based writer for stage and screen originally from Los Angeles. Her plays include Dear Cheryl Strayed; The ABCs; Border Crossing (semi-finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference); Emily the Artist; Astrid the Great; and Trans-Siberian Railway. Her plays have been produced and developed with The Tank, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Something Marvelous, Exquisite Corpse Company, The Pantry, Rule of 7x7, UglyRhino, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the UCSB Studio Theatre, and internationally in Singapore and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and more. Monica is affiliated with Theatre Without Borders and received her MFA from The Writer's Foundry where she studied with Leah Nanako Winkler.