About Me

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 their Fall 2019 production of Illyria (Sebastian), an adaption of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night directed by Mitchell Hébert. He has also served as a principal actor in several industrials and PSA's. 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEOFF SHEIL AND STAN BAROUH

Theatre

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

Industrials 

Selective Service Tape | Istrico

Principle Actor 

FDA Recruitment | Zayas Hendrick Mediaworks

Principle Actor 

Green Schools | Project Learning Tree

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, Script Writing, Videographer, Sound Design, Photography, Passport