About Monica Miklas

I am a creative producer, educator, and community organizer with experience in theatre, cultural institutions, classical music, and dance, and a specialization in immersive performance. I make my home in Los Angeles, California. 

Over the last decade, I've produced dozens of events and programs across the Southland for organizations like Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Invertigo Dance Theatre, comedy ensemble Lost Moon Radio, and my own immersive theatre outfit, Capital W. Capital W’s work has been called “pure gold” (Bill Raden, LA Weekly) and an “enthralling embodiment of ‘all the world’s a stage’” (Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly). I’m invested in training producers to think holistically and creatively about live events; my teaching has taken me to Seattle and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

I'm a founding board member of the League of Experiential and Immersive Artists (LEIA), an industry group for immersive creators and producers. I co-lead LEIA’s outreach team, bringing the immersive community together to learn and collaborate.

Backing up my experience are an MBA/MFA in Theatre Management from CSULB, and BA in Sociology from Stanford. I'm an alumna of Arts for LA’s Activate program, representing Los Angeles City Council District 1.

In my other life, I am an aerial performer, performing around LA on silks, hammock, and trapeze.

Awards

The Golden Key Award for best immersive theatre at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival (awarded by The Speakeasy Society) / Rochester, 1996; 2018

Best Overall Immersive Work at Hollywood Fringe 2017 (awarded by the Immersive Critic's Circle) / Red Flags, 2017

Game Design Award at the IndieCade Festival / Hamlet-Mobile, 2016

Nomination for Best of Physical Theater at Hollywood Fringe Festival / Hamlet-Mobile, 2015

Top of the Fringe at Hollywood Fringe Festival / Lost Moon Radio, 2012

Best of Comedy at Hollywood Fringe Festival / Lost Moon Radio, 2011, 2012 

Best of the Fringe Award from the LA Weekly / Lost Moon Radio, 2012