Artist Bio

Monty Cole

(Bio as of September 2019)

Monty Cole (Director, Incendiary) returns to the Goodman Theatre where he previously directed florissant & canfield as part of Goodman’s New Stages Festival. Other Chicago credits include The Gospel of Lovingkindness (Victory Gardens Theater), end of message, Suspension, Reckoning: Furies from a New Queer Nation (Victory Garden Theater’s Ignition Festival of New Plays), end of message (Cape Cod Theatre Project, Alley Theatre’s All New Festival), The Project(s), Black Like Me Workshop (American Theatre Company), That Unnamed Feeling (The House Theatre of Chicago, Chicago Theater Marathon), Hamlet (The Gift Theatre), Kiss (Haven Theatre Company) and the Jeff Award winning production of The Hairy Ape (Oracle Productions). Other credits include How to Raise a Freeman, Campaign (Center Theatre Group’s LA Writers Workshop Fest), Bayou Blues, Harold, Rain River Ocean, Kiss, Black Like Me Workshop (California Institute of the Arts). Cole will appear in The Brothers Size (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) and Black Odyssey (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and will join Goodman’s 2019/20 Playwrights Unit. He has an MFA in Directing at the California Institute of the Arts.