Amontaine Aurore is a playwright, actor and performance artist. Having been drawn to creative expression from a young age, she is grateful for an evolving artistic path from which to explore her mind, create worlds and investigate the complexities of human nature. As an actress, she has performed on stages and sets in Seattle, Montana, Los Angeles and New York, and is the winner of a national acting competition sponsored by Inspirational Productions.
Since 2006, Amontaine has written and performed in numerous self-penned solo plays, including Waiting for Billie Holiday, My Name is Trazar, Queen Rita's Blues Alley, Free Desiree and Love Letters Beyond the Veil. Her plays have been presented at 59E59 Theater, the United Solo Theatre Festival, the New York Fringe Festival, West of Lenin, the Thelma DeWitty Theater, New City Theatre, and the Orcas Center, among others
In addition to solo plays, Amontaine also writes for ensembles. Her ensemble play, Don't Call it a Riot! was a finalist in the 2017 Bay Area Playwright's Festival. Riot received a staged reading from Theatre Battery in 2016, and the Neptune Theater as part of their Nights at the Neptune series in August 2017. Don't Call it a Riot! will have its world premiere in May 2018 at the 18th & Union Theatre.
Amontaine's work has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Puffin Foundation, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, the Seattle Arts Commission, 4Culture and Artist Trust.
Amontaine has a degree in Writing from Antioch University. In addition to being a Seattle resident, she has also lived and/or studied in Los Angeles, New York, Italy, Egypt and Bali. She has been a writer-in-residence at the Hedgebrook Writerâ€™s Retreat for Women on Whidbey Island in Washington State.She is a proud member of Parley Playwrights' Group and the Northwest Playwrights' Alliance.