“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)

Website: Facebook Page


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.


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Derek Smith
Gustavo Pace
Colin Barham
Kenneth Boys
Matt Walker

Staged Readings Go Online

Due to COVID-19, our staged readings for Cimientos 2020 will have an alternative format as Live Zoom readings. To attend the reading of Ordained, RSPV at the link below.


The reading will also be streamed on Facebook Live; and you will be able to access the live recording later on Youtube. Make sure you follow our Facebook Page and Youtube Channel.

Want to submit your play for Cimientos 2021? We are accepting scripts between June 1 and June 30, click here for more information.