Faculty

Monty Cole

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, CalArts 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. 

As a playwright, he recently finished his residency as one of four playwrights in the Goodman Theatre's Playwrights Unit, and his adaptation of Black Like Me received a workshop at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis at the end of August / early September 2020. He is co-writing with Breon Arzell a new version of the first black Broadway musical, In Dahomey.  
Monty has a BFA in Theatre Studies from Emerson College and an MFA in Directing from the California Institute of the Arts.