Monica Furman, 2018
Monica Furman is a multi-hyphenate artist and conflict mediator. She was raised in Brooklyn by her Jew-ish Russian-speaking family from Ukraine, so she’s working out her dual-identity crisis by being an artist instead of a doctor like her babushka wanted. Monica’s most recent work includes The Waiting Room for the ASHTAR Theatre Festival in the West Bank and TBD: The Live Devising Project at FringeNYC. Her bilingual TV pilot, First Jen, was recently the winner for Pickford West’s Pitch Fest and a finalist for the Orchard Project’s inaugural TV Episodic Lab. At Emerge, she investigated the intersection of immigration and the gig economy.