Monty Cole

Monty Cole has workshopped and directed new plays and re-imaginings of classic text across the country. He has directed for Steppenwolf, Center Theatre Group, The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, the Center for New Performance, Cape Cod Theatre Project, Alley Theatre All New Festival, American Theatre Company, The House Theatre of Chicago, Haven, the Chicago Theater Marathon, California Institute of the Arts and others. Besides Black Like Me, Cole has written new work for The House Theatre of Chicago and is co-writing with Breon Arzell a new version of the first black Broadway musical, In Dahomey.  He’s currently one of four writers in The Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit. Up next, Cole will direct Fences by August Wilson at American Blues Theatre. Monty has a BFA in Theatre Studies from Emerson College and an MFA Directing degree from the California Institute of the Arts.