Amontaine Aurore is a writer, actor, director, and performance artist. She received her undergraduate degree from Antioch University.
She is the author of numerous plays which have been presented on stages in Seattle, New York, and abroad, including the United Solo Theatre Festival, the New York Fringe, the Edinburgh Fringe, New York’s 59E59 Theatre, On the Boards, West of Lenin, Theatre Battery, the Neptune, the Orcas Center, and the 18th & Union Theatre, among others. Her solo play, Free Desiree was presented at the New York Fringe in 2013 and was named by Indie Theater Now as one of the Best New Plays of the festival. Her newest play, Don’t Call it a Riot! was a finalist in the 2017 Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival, and had its world premiere in 2018.
Don’t Call it a Riot! will show in the spring of 2019 at the Orcas Center on Orcas Island, and at Seattle’s 12th Avenue Arts. Amontaine is the recipient of several artist grants from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), Artist Trust, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, and the Puffin Foundation. She has twice been a writer-in-residence at the Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat for Women. Amontaine was recently named a finalist for the 2019 Emerald Prize, a biennial playwriting award presented by Seattle Public Theater.