“American students are taught nothing about the famous queers throughout history. All my life I was taught the Shoah but it wasn’t until I was in college and saw a student production of ‘Bent’ that I learned they threw queers in the gas chambers, too. Kids aren’t taught about Harvey Milk, Bayard Rustin, Stonewall, the Plague Years. And yet Tristan’s 14-year-old niece knows ‘Yas Queen’ because of ‘Broad City.’ It feels like we’re getting stripped for parts and the inside is hollowing out. It honestly feels like the community that I came up in is slowly fading away.”
A modern companion to Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” in tone and scope, “The Inheritance” notably received the Olivier Award for its London premiere in 2018. In addition to Tonys for Best Play and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, the production won for Best Direction of a Play (Stephen Daldry) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Lois Smith).
“It feels remarkable,” said Monda on his second Tony win. “So happy for Matthew, Stephen, Andrew and Lois.”
The Youngstown native, who earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in 2012, previously won a Tony for producing the 2019 Best Musical “Hadestown.” He was also nominated this year for producing Jeremy O. Harris’ racial drama “Slave Play,” which will return to Broadway in November.