Monica Furman is an actor, screenwriter, and theatremaker. 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 a scholarship winner for the Reproductions Summer Screenplay Contest and a finalist for the Orchard Project’s inaugural TV Episodic Lab.