Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Monsters of the American Cinema

Monsters of the American Cinema by Christian St. Croix

There’s a monster in my room.


After the sudden death of his husband, Remy Washington, a Black man, finds himself the guardian of both the Good Time Drive-In movie theatre and his husband’s white teenage son, Pup.

Bonded by their shared love of classic monster movies, Remy and Pup’s relationship is put to the test when Remy discovers troubling footage on Pup’s video camera.

Christian St. Croix, author of 2020’s Zack, has written a haunting and heartening drama about fathers and sons, queerness and loss, and the monsters inside of us.

Keywords: family · LGBTQ · magical realism

Rated: R (language, violence, adult themes)

Run Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one 10 minute intermission

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Production Sponsor: The Morse and Betty Johnson Foundation

Creative Team

Director: Tamara Winters
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Andrew Hungerford
Costume Designer: Noelle Wedig Johnston
Sound & Projection Designer: Douglas Borntrager
Props Designer, & Scenic Artist: Danielle Robison
Stage Violence: Jonn Baca
Stage Manager: Grace Wohlschlegel
Technical Director: Jim Stark


Andrew Ian Adams as Remy
Grant Zentmeyer as Pup

This performance was captured live in high definition from a single camera in the audience on October 4, 2023.