PHOTO: Lauren Mueller

PHOTO: Lauren Mueller

CURRENT

 Ain't No Mo' by Jordan E. Cooper, director Stevie Walker-Webb, Public Theater (March 2019: PREMIERE)

Djembe! conceived and written by Doug Manuel & West Hyler, director West Hyler

Apollo Theatre Chicago (April 2019: PREMIERE)

UPCOMING

Skylight by David Hare, director Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre (May 2019)

A Strange Loop by Michael R. Jackson, director Stephen Brackett, 

     Playwrights Horizons/Page 73 (June 2019)

Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury, director Sarah Benson, TFANA (June 2019)

Dragon Spring, Phoenix Rise conceived by Chen Shi-Zeng, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger; Songs by Sia,

The Shed (June 2019)

Girls by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, director Lileana Blain-Cruz, Yale Rep (October 2019) 

Graveyard Shift by Korde Arrington Tuttle, director Danya Taymor, Goodman Theatre (February 2020)

Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, director Louisa Proske, Glimmerglass Festival (Summer 2020)

BIO

Montana is a theatre designer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. His grandmother, a lampshade artisan, inspired an early love of fabric, color, and beauty. Montana is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM Oboe Performance), Oberlin College (BA History), Brown University (MA Public Humanities), and the Yale School of Drama (MFA Design). Prior to attending Yale, he was the Robert L. Tobin Curatorial Intern at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. 

Off-Broadway: Daddy (New Group/Vineyard), The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, In the Blood, & Fabulation (Signature), He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box (TFANA), Fairview & Is God Is (SOHO REP), Pipeline (Lincoln Center), The House That Will Not Stand, Red Speedo & Nat Turner in Jerusalem (NYTW), Eddie & Dave (Atlantic), Ghost Light (LCT3/Third Rail), War (LCT3/Yale Repertory), Orange Julius (Rattlestick/Page 73), The Last Match (Roundabout) & O, Earth (Foundry).

Regional: La Rondine (Minnesota Opera), Angels in America & An Octoroon (Berkeley Repertory), Lempicka (Williamstown), The Bluest Eye (Guthrie), Measure for Measure (California/Santa Cruz Shakespeare), GURLSZoyka's Apartment (Princeton University), Our Country's Good & Side Show (Brown/Trinity Repertory), Madiba (Kennedy Center), and a number of shows at the Yale School of Drama.

AWARDS

He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, Obie Award (winner)

The House That Will Not Stand, Lucille Lortel Award (nomination)

The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Lucille Lortel Award (nomination)

Is God Is, Henry Hewes Design Award (nomination)

In the Blood, Henry Hewes Design Award (nomination)

Montana is the recipient of the Fellowship for the Study of the Public History of Slavery (Brown), the Presidential Public Service Fellowship (Yale), and the Donald & Zorka Oenslager Scholarship for Stage Design (Yale).

CONTACT

Russ Rosensweig, Summit Entertainment Group

russ@summitentertainmentgroup.com

montana.blanco@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

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