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"Bum Phillips All-American Opera premieres March 13-30, 2014 at La MaMa: www.bumphillipsopera.com"
Oct 14, 2013
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"View HERE I GO images on Flickr: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjzHc7c7"
Jun 21, 2012
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"Looking forward to presenting HERE I GO at the 2012 La MaMa Spoleto Open in Italy: http://ning.it/MbdUbm"
Jun 21, 2012
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"HERE I GO at 59E59 Theaters, 5/22-6/3: http://www.59e59.org/moreinfo.php?showid=80"
Apr 2, 2012
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Apr 2, 2012
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"A reading of Kirk Lynn's new performance text, TALL LIKE A SNAKE: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2314546872"
Nov 8, 2011
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"HOTEL ROOM TRILOGY starts tomorrow at Hotel Roger Smith at 47th/Lex. (http://hrt-nyc.com)"
Oct 26, 2011
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"Acting in Barry Gifford's HOTEL ROOM TRILOGY. Opens Oct. 27, 2011 at Hotel Roger Smith: http://hotelroomtickets.eventbrite.com/"
Oct 15, 2011
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The Art of Depicting Nature As It Is Seen By Toads at Dixon Place

September 24, 2011 from 9:30pm to 10:45pm
THE ART OF DEPICTING NATURE AS IT IS SEEN BY TOADS Direction by Luke Leonard; Made by Monk Parrots Saturday, September 24 at 9:30PM at Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street Btwn Rivington & Delancey New York, NY 10002 F to 2nd Ave, J to Delancey, B/D to Grand, 6 to Spring Two performers, amphibians, one referee, and a herp wrangler engage in an endurance test for the brain that questions reality. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.See More
Aug 29, 2011
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"The Art of Depicting Nature As It Is Seen By Toads, Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 PM @ Dixon Place. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9248305"
Aug 29, 2011
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HERE I GO at Dixon Place

June 23, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Here I Go By Luke Leonard and David Todd Thursday, June 23 at 7:30PM at Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10012 between Rivington and Delancey F to 2nd Ave, J to Delancey, B/D to Grand, 6 to Spring Memories and fantasies suspend and collide for a cowgirl in her 60s preparing to commit suicide. Concept, direction, and design by Luke Leonard. Words by David Todd.See More
Jun 6, 2011
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Swing Space presents Gay Rodeo By-Laws (GRBL) at The Vaults

May 21, 2011 at 2pm to May 22, 2011 at 7pm
Swing Space presents Workshop Performances of Gay Rodeo By-Laws (GRBL) by Monk Parrots and Director Luke Leonard Since January, Swing Space Artist-in-Residence, Director Luke Leonard has been working in The Vaults at 14 Wall Street developing Gay Rodeo By-Laws (GRBL), a new performance event with his theater group, Monk Parrots.  Utilizing the vast square footage of the Lower Vault to explore distance as a major theme, GRBL is a performance  bordering on site-specific installation. Loosely…See More
May 22, 2011
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Swing Space presents Gay Rodeo By-Laws (GRBL) at The Vaults

May 21, 2011 at 2pm to May 22, 2011 at 7pm
Swing Space presents Workshop Performances of Gay Rodeo By-Laws (GRBL) by Monk Parrots and Director Luke Leonard Since January, Swing Space Artist-in-Residence, Director Luke Leonard has been working in The Vaults at 14 Wall Street developing Gay Rodeo By-Laws (GRBL), a new performance event with his theater group, Monk Parrots.  Utilizing the vast square footage of the Lower Vault to explore distance as a major theme, GRBL is a performance  bordering on site-specific installation. Loosely…See More
May 1, 2011
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Opening Night Gala and Workshop Performance of GRBL at The Vaults

May 21, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
 You Are Invited to the Opening Night Gala and Workshop PerformanceSaturday, May 21, 2011 at 7:00 PMLocation The Vaults at 14 Wall StreetPresented by current Swing Space resident Luke Leonard/Monk ParrotsFeaturing Monk Parrots: Nate Baer, John Harmon, Eric Hunt, Mariah Ilardi-Lowy, Gates Leonard, Natalie Leonard, Joseph "Hank" Lepage, Annalisa Loeffler, Clark Loeffler, Jessica Pohlman, Greg Skura,…See More
Apr 26, 2011

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Producing Artistic Director of Monk Parrots
Bio
Luke Leonard's stage productions have been described as "taking creditable gambles...outstanding" by The New York Times, "bold and experimental...a clear vision...pure theatrical experience" by nytheatre.com, and "visually arresting" by austin360. In 2011, nytheatre-wire.com compared Monk Parrots to "young artist revolutionaries."

Directing credits include: Monk Parrots’ After an Earlier Incident (La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, New York), Monk Parrots’ Here I Go (59E59 Theaters, New York and the 2012 La MaMa Spoleto Open, Italy), Benjamin Britten’s opera The Turn of the Screw (Symphony Space, New York), Pulitzer Prizewinning composer David Lang and multi award winning playwright Mac Wellman’s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (The B. Iden Payne Theater, Texas--nominated for eight 2010 Austin Critics' Table Awards including "Best Opera" and ranked No. 4 on Austin Chronicle's "Top Ten Theatrical Wonders of 2010"), and the first Italian translation of Israel Horovitz’s The Indian Wants the Bronx presented in several cities across Italy.

Upcoming projects include the world premiere opera, Bum Phillips, about a retired NFL coach from the late 1970s, with a libretto by Kirk Lynn and score by Peter Stopschinski of the nationally acclaimed Austin-based collaborative, Rude Mechs.

Awards include 2013 and 2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Artist Residencies, a 2012 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant for Monk Parrots’ Here I Go, and 2013 and 2012 USA Projects Grants for the opera, Bum Phillips.

Luke is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild, Compagnia Horovitz-Paciotto, Associate Member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and holds a Master of Fine Arts from The University of Texas at Austin.


Monk Parrots is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in New York that produces
original performance works that cross artistic boundaries. Each production is unique from the other and benefits from a revolving ensemble of professional and amateur collaborators of varying ages and expertise. Monk Parrots fosters creative approaches to theatre making, presents and tours concept-driven new works domestically and internationally, and welcomes interdisciplinary and multicultural exchange.
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