Monty Cole is a Chicago-based director and playwright and has worked on productions, readings and workshops for Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Alley Theatre, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, American Theatre Company, The Gift Theatre, House Theatre of Chicago, Cape Cod Theatre Project and others. He’s currently commissioned to adapt Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin. Cole is also working with collaborator and choreographer Breon Arzell on revitalizing In Dahomey for the CalArts Center for New Performance. In fall 2019, Cole will direct The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) and Black Odyssey by Marcus Gardley (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). He recently received his MFA Directing degree at the California Institute of the Arts.