“Padre, Rome only asks us to avoid a scandal that the outside world will not understand.”

Written by Robert Monaco

Directed by Nancy Robillard


  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 6:00pm

Language: English

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St., NYC 10003)


In the midst of the abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, a predatory priest ensnares four prominent clerics forcing them to choose between the welfare of a young man and the exposure of their secrets.  Ordained explores the secretive patriarchal culture of the Roman Catholic clergy that permitted the systematic abuse of children for hundreds of years.

About the Playwright

Robert Monaco is a playwright and scenic designer. As an associate designer and crafts-person, Robert has been part of many Broadway shows. As a set designer, his work has been seen in numerous regional and showcase productions. Currently, Robert is the resident set designer & technical director for the Theater Program at Kingsborough Community College where he teaches carpentry, scene painting, properties and all of the related arts.


This Reading is free of charge–your kind donation is accepted.  The first glass of that red elixir of life–wine–is on us.  All proceeds ensure that we continue to support the genesis of theater: the playwright!

Seating is limited–RSVP.