Following successful productions in Dublin and New York City, the Heartefact Fund and Different Translation, are pleased to announce The Baby Monitor, a crucial play exploring same-sex parenting and family values, will be presented in Belgrade, Serbia, as part of the inaugural Belgrade Pride Theater Festival.
The Baby Monitor by award-winning husband-and-husband team playwright David Stallings (Oscar Wilde Award for Best New Writing nominee for The Baby Monitor - IDGTF Gala Awards; NY IT Awards for Outstanding Original Full-Length Script for Dark Water) and director Antonio Miniño (MTC ‘19-’20 Directing Fellow; Assistant Director to Mark Brokaw on Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train - Signature Theatre) will play one performance on Sat, September 14th at 8:00pm at the Raša Plaović Stage at the National Theatre in Belgrade (Francuska 3, Beograd 11000, Serbia).
★★★★★ - Opplaud NY
"Unafraid to navigate into previously uncharted territory, particularly when it comes to tackling the issue of the deeply ingrained prejudices still faced by LGBTQ people."
-Lavender After Dark (New York City)
"David Stallings has delivered something far richer than an issues play."
-The Unforgettable Line (New York City)
"A fascinating examination of how quickly intimates can resort to self-serving, backstabbing deception just when their loyalty is most needed."
-Theater Scene (New York City)
"Some in the LGBT+ community who have suffered discrimination from loved ones still love who have discriminated against them. We try to give people second chances, but it puts our safety at risk – and The Baby Monitor shows that, when we ask ourselves whether we should stop trying, there’s sometimes no easy answer."
-Gay City News (Dublin)
When Claire’s concerns over the welfare of her two-year-old cousin are dangerously validated, she begins to question the family's principles and ability to parent. A crucial new play exploring same-sex parenting and family values in today’s America.
A finalist for the 2014 National New Play Network, The Baby Monitor was presented as part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival in Ireland, where it received four IDGTF Gala Award nominations, including the Doric Wilson Award for Intercultural Dialogue; in New York it received a workshop production at the Theater at the 14th Street Y as part of their season of War & Peace. Developmental readings at New York's Duo Multicultural Arts Center's Pride Week Festival and in Hollywood at The Blank Theatre's Living Room Series. Originally a short play, it received presentations at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights for A Cause and at Original Binding Productions' Naked Theater Festival.
With Leo Goodman (Micheál Mac Liammóir Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male nominee for The Baby Monitor - IDGTF Gala Awards) as Josh, Mel House as Shelly, Amanda Jones (Eva Gore Booth Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female nominee for The Baby Monitor - IDGTF Gala Awards) as Claire, Greta Quispe as Soledad, Antonio Miniño as Phillip and David Stallings as Damon.
Featuring lighting design by Kia Rogers, and sound design by Jacob Subotnick. The production stage manager is Rachel Denise April. The associate producer is Ann Marie Yali.
Tickets are €9.00 and are currently available to purchase by visiting
Running Time: 75 Minutes with no intermission.
Presented in English and Spanish with Serbian supertitles.
This show contains partial nudity.
Suitable for ages 16+
For more information visit www.differenttranslation.com