Amontaine Aurore

About

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, and My Name is Trazar. In 2008, she toured her solo performance show, Queen Rita’s Blues Alley to New York and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. She is the recipient of the Creation Project grant, a year-long professional development program sponsored by the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas. During her year as a Creation Project artist, Amontaine began working on her solo work, Free Desiree. Free Desiree played at the New York Fringe Festival in August 2013 where it was well received, and was named by Theater is Easy as a Fringe Best Bet and by Indie Theater Now as one of the best new scripts in the 2013 Festival. Free Desiree has also played at the Velocity Dance Center and West of Lenin theaters located in Seattle, as well as the Orcas Center on Orcas Island, Washington. It is published by Indie Theater Now.

Amontaine starred in the short art film, Avatar: Fanon and Decca, written and directed by Genius Award Winner, C. Davida Ingram, as part of the Genius Exhibit at the Frye Art Museum. Amontaine played the dual roles of Fanon Brown and Decca Jones.

Amontaine’s newest solo show Love Letters Beyond the Veil premiered on the Orcas Center Mainstage in June 2015, and was part of the United Solo Theater Festival in New York in the fall of 2016.

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 Writer’s Retreat for Women on Whidbey Island in Washington State.