Monica Horan, ZAK-PAC Ambassador

Monica Horan (appearing: OPENINGMASTERS’ Q&A; teaching: IMPROVISATION) is best known for her role as “Amy” on Everybody Loves Raymond, and has appeared on Hot In Cleveland and HBO’s Enlightened. Monica and her husband, Philip Rosenthal, are the founders of The Flourish Foundation ( which provides grants, scholarships and mentoring in arts and education programs for underrepresented middle and high school students in Los Angeles. Monica has performed in many theatrical productions in Los Angeles and is currently writing a play with comedienne Wendy Liebman. Monica holds a BFA in Performance from Hofstra University. She is thrilled to join Julianna Schauerman and all the students participating in this ambitious program!

“I am so happy to be coming back to the Philadelphia area to participate in another ZAK-PAC! I love the opportunity to meet young performers and share with them my experience as an actor– starting when I was their age, performing at Monsignor Bonner HS, Archbishop Prendergast HS, and Upper Darby Summer Stage, to working on a long-running television show in Los Angeles (Everybody Loves Raymond). The students who participated in ZAK-PAC last November blew me away! They worked so hard and accomplished so much in just two days. I left the final performance at the end of the weekend feeling so inspired by their work. I was also inspired by the work of their gifted teaching artists, all of whom embody the mission of ZAK-PAC which stresses kindness, compassion and support of fellow performers. It’s that spirit that brings me back! It is a privilege to support ZAK-PAC and the talented, loving people it brings together.”

– Monica Horan, ZAK-PAC Ambassador


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