Works and Performance
SHE SINGS ME HOME is Montague's flagship musical: a modern queer-, trans-, and Black-led story in the Black American musical tradition about young love and alliances in a mental health institution’s under-21 ward and was part of the Page to Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center in November 2020.
The musical then had a successful concert at NYC's own The Green Room 42 on February 6, 2023, as well as a full workshop at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, MD as part of their 2nd Annual National Capital New Play Festival from May 1-6, 2023. Angela Ortiz and Chris Bulle-Goyri are the current arrangers of the musical.
OTHER WORKS IN-DEVELOPMENT:
RHAPSODY IN SUNFLOWER YELLOW
This Black-, trans-, and queer-led musical shows the breakdown on the protagonist – “Arty” - as they seek to write a musical about celebrated painter Vincent van Gogh but struggle with their own demons. “Arti” talks to “Vincent” as a friend, as a god, and as a figment of their own despair. It talks about artistic struggles with wanting notoriety, legitimacy, and personal agency; trauma of all kinds; and problems with love, friendship, and mental health. It uses more of traditional musical theatre styles but is still rooted in jazz, blues, gospel, rock, R&B, and soul music.
HOW BABY AND THE ANCESTORS ATTEMPTED A REVOLUTION
This piece has Black, transgender, and queer characters and centers around the protagonist - BABY - who seeks for a purpose with the help of ancestors Marsha P. Johnson, Dr. Reverend Prathia Hall, and Audre Lorde. This show will use musical genres rooted in jazz, blues, gospel, R&B, rap, and soul music. They will develop the piece further as a MacDowell Fellow in July 2024.
ARTEMIS MONTAGUE - "Friend" by: ARTEMIS MONTAGUE
friend", as performed by Artemis Montague at 54 Below as a Finalist for the 2022 Write Out Loud Contest