PERFORMANCE BIO

Montana Monardes graduated with a B.A. in theatre from the University of Maryland '18. While at Maryland, he served as artistic director for Kreativity Diversity Troupe and performed lead roles in mainstage productions such as The Importance Of Being Earnest (Algernon) and Eurydice (Orpheus). He also played the role of Dan in self produced horror short, If I Can't Have You. Since graduating, Montana has performed with Avant Bard in the Fall 2019 production of Illyria (Sebastian), and most recently served as an understudy for the Kennedy Centers production of A Wind in the Door. Montana has also worked as a principal actor in several industrials, PSA's and short films over the past year, such as Saving Springville (2021) where he played the role of Ralphie. 

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEOFF SHEIL AND STAN BAROUH

THEATRE

A Wind in the Door | Calvin, Charles Wallace u/s | The Kennedy Center

Dir. Nicole A. Watson

Illyria | Sebastian | Avant Bard Theatre

Dir. Mitchell Hébert

Eurydice | Orpheus | University of Maryland

Dir. Mitchell Hébert

Love and Information | Ensemble | University of Maryland

Dir. Jennifer Nelson, Jonathan Martin

The Importance of Being Earnest | Algernon University of Maryland

Dir. Amber Paige McGinnis

The Wild Party | Oscar, Burrs u/s | University of Maryland

Dir. Scot Reese, Alvin Mayes

Troilus and Cressida | Aeneas | University of Maryland

Dir. Matthew R. Wilson

Tartuffe | Damis | University of Maryland

Dir. Lee Mikeska Gardner

FILM/INDUSTRIALS

Saving Springville | WILL  Interactive

Ralphie

Remote Advocacy | MMP

Narrator

Employment Issues | Suni

Ted Baxter

National Retail Federation | Interface Media Group

Lucas

Sexual Harassment | Rocket Media

Battle Buddy

Census 2020 | Reingold

Principle Actor 

Selective Service Tape | Istrico

Principle Actor 

FDA Recruitment | Zayas Hendrick Mediaworks

Principle Actor 

Green Schools | Project Learning Tree

Student

If I Can't Have You | Dan

Student

TRAINING

University of Maryland | BA Theatre | 2018

Acting & Performance | Caroline Stefanie Clay

Contemporary Musical Theatre Workshop | Scot Reese

Classical Musical Theatre Workshop | Scot Reese

Voice For The Actor | Lisa Nathans 

Movement For The Actor | Leslie Felbain

Character Development | Leslie Felbain

Actor's Process I | Mitchell Hébert

Actor's Process II | Mitchell Hébert

Alexander Technique | Leslie Felbain

Mindful Creativity | Leslie Felbain

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS

Artistic Director of Kreativity Diversity Troupe | University of Maryland

Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar | University of Maryland

Creative and Performing Arts Scholar | University of Maryland

Recipient of the Theatre Patrons Award | University of Maryland

SPECIAL SKILLS

Singing (tenor), Guitar, British Dialect, Intermediate Spanish, Basic Sword Combat Training, Basic Juggling, Bicycle, Swim, Baseball, Writing, Videography, Sound Design, Photography, Passport