About the Apple
Mark Montondo (any pronouns) is a genderqueer writer, actor and the creator of drag character Ms Golden Delicious. In February 2022, Montondo was awarded an MA in theatre and performance from the University at Buffalo, where they researched topics including queer theory, solo performance and the intersection of musical theatre and drag as a site of cultural and knowledge production. After receiving a BFA in musical theatre at SUNY Fredonia in 2015, Montondo went on to pursue drag performance as Ms Golden Delicious in New York City, performing at venues like Joe’s Pub, Union Hall and the Duplex Cabaret, among others. She also co-created the first weekly Drag Brunch in Astoria Queens at Fresco's Cantina in 2018. Golden’s one-woman-show GOOD JOB! premiered in New York City before a successful run at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Montondo has also taught the art of drag with the Brooklyn Comedy Collective and has been seen in Netflix's Tales of the City and multiple music videos.