Literary Arts, Performing Arts
MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2015
Pat Montley has had 20 plays published, separately or in anthologies or textbooks (Samuel French, Playscripts Inc., Meriwether, Heinemann, Applause, Dramatic Publishing, Prentice-Hall, International Center for Women Playwrights, Blue Moon Plays, Dramatics Magazine). Her plays have enjoyed readings at the Kennedy Center, Center Stage (MD), Rep Stage (MD), and the Abingdon Theatre (NYC), and productions at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the Manhattan Theatre Source, the Harold Clurman Theatre, the Nat Horne Theatre, Baltimore’s Theatre Project, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She was one of 50 playwrights nationally commissioned by Center Stage to write a monolog for the “My America” series celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012-13.
Her work has been supported by a Kennedy Center Playwrights’ Intensive, by residencies at the Millay Artists’ Colony (NY) and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (CA), and by grants from the Deutsch Foundation, the Maryland and Pennsylvania Arts Councils, the Shubert Foundation, the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation, and Warner Brothers.
Montley has a Ph.D. in Theatre (University of Minnesota), and has taught playwriting in Baltimore (UMBC, Goucher, and Johns Hopkins) and at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, where she chaired the theatre department.