Robert Montenegro is a writer who lives in Washington DC. His plays have been workshopped and/or produced by Rorschach Theatre, CUA Drama, Blind Pug Arts Collective, The Inkwell, and others. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Catholic University of America and is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is currently Theatre Services Manager at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC.
National New Play Network — New Play Exchange: Robert Montenegro
For a list of upcoming productions/workshops/readings, go here.
And below you’ll find some brief information about plays I’ve written and, in some cases, links to download full or partial scripts. Enjoy.
FULL LENGTH PLAYS
Fifi and Hunter Forever! – A young actor eager for a chance at stardom is conscripted into a faux tabloid relationship with a washed-up former child star. He soon learns just how much pressure there is — and how much of himself he’ll be asked to sacrifice — to stay relevant in a Hollywood where movie scripts fall from the sky, flash bulbs pop like champagne corks, and reaching the top means hitting bottom.
Workshopped at CUA, 2013-14
Produced by CUA Drama, Feb-Mar 2014
Periwinkle – Prodigal son Amos returns to a fractured family home after losing his cushy job at an east coast architecture firm. Ashamed to admit how he got sacked, Amos enlists his dada-crazed brother Kip in a fake business venture designed to save their feuding parents’ marriage.
Workshopped with Inkwell Theatre, October 2013
The Strangers in Our Skin (in progress) – Survivors of a cataclysmic event struggle to maintain hope as an unknown contagion ravages the world outside their bunker. Also: origami, because origami can make even the end of the world feel all that much better.
Adapted from a shorter play workshopped at CUA, 2012