Artemis Montague (they/them) is a composer-lyricist, top-liner, librettist, scriptwriter, director, and producer. A Black mixed-race nonbinary creator with co-occurring disabilities, they write and encourage the development of stories and music that feature people at different ages, stages, and places in life, but always with honesty and integrity. They have also published online opinion pieces related to social justice and the arts on DC Metro Theatre Arts and The Sappho Project. They have a deep investment in dismantling ableism, (trans)gender bias, and racism/colorism in theatre and the performing arts, which is why they choose stories to tell that are close to their heart but also to their values of diversity, inclusion, equity, accessibility, and accountability. To date, Montague has written over 130 songs and has written two full musicals.
“She Sings Me Home” is their flagship musical: a modern queer-, trans, and Black-led story in the African 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. Rhapsody In Sunflower Yellow” centers around Arty, a composer, lyricist, and librettist modeled loosely after Artemis Montague, and their obsession with writing a musical about Vincent van Gogh. While Arty writes the story, Vincent van Gogh’s final years in France, is discussed by Vincent while he is in a French mental institution.
They are a participant in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop as of September 2022 primarily as a lyricist. As of Fall 2022, they are on the Board for TEMPO - Trans & Expansive Music Professional Organization (IG: temporganization). They also were a finalist in the Write Out Loud Contest in 2022 for their song, "friend:".
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- LA/Southern California
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- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Theatrical Lyricist
- Theatrical Bookwriter
- Vocal Arranger
- THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
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