Montana Levi Blanco
Montana is a theatre designer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. His grandmother, a lampshade artisan, inspired an early love of fabric, color, and beauty. Montana is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M. Oboe Performance), Oberlin College (B.A. History), Brown University (M.A. Public Humanities), and the Yale School of Drama (M.F.A. Design). Prior to attending Yale, he was the Robert L. Tobin Curatorial Intern at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.
Off-Broadway: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead (Lucille Lortel, Audelco nominations), In the Blood (Signature), Is God Is (SOHO REP), He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box (TFANA), Pipeline (Lincoln Center), Ghost Light (LCT3/Third Rail), War (LCT3/Yale Repertory), Red Speedo, Nat Turner in Jerusalem (NYTW), The Last Match (Roundabout), Hamlet, Pretty Hunger, Teenage Dick (Public), O, Earth (The Foundry), Orange Julius (Rattlestick/Page 73)
Regional: Angels in America & An Octoroon (Theatre Bay Area Nomination: Berkeley Repertory), The Bluest Eye (Guthrie), Measure for Measure (California Shakespeare/Santa Cruz Shakespeare), Madiba (Kennedy Center), Our Country’s Good, Side Show (Brown/Trinity Repertory), GURLS, Zoyka’s Apartment (Princeton University), and a number of shows at the Yale School of Drama and the Yale Cabaret.
Montana is the inaugural recipient of the Fellowship for the Study of the Public History of Slavery (Brown), the Presidential Public Service Fellowship (Yale), and the Donald & Zorka Oenslager Scholarship for Stage Design (Yale).