Robert Montenegro

Robert Montenegro

Robert Montenegro lives in Juneau, AK where he sometimes writes funny plays and routinely collects material by working at the state capitol.

MFA in Playwriting from Catholic University of America, 2014

Plays

  • The Waiting Room
    Pint-sized high school fullback Zach Meadows gets hit and wakes up in heaven's waiting room. The angels are crabby, the saints are on strike, and Zach can't find anyone to process his paperwork. When a discrepancy in Zach's file opens the possibility of him being a “chosen one,” angels and humans (and even St. Joan of Arc) must work together to shine a light on Zach’s destiny. 32 pages, plays about 35 minutes.
  • Anon, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Lycanthropy
    Old wounds emerge when Jayson attends his first Werewolves Anonymous meeting. New wounds follow. 11 pages, plays about 15 minutes.
  • Fifi and Hunter Forever!
    A bad actor eager for a shot 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 on top in a Hollywood where movie scripts fall from the sky, flash bulbs pop like champagne corks, and red carpets are kept in glass cases... just in case. 113 pages.
  • Periwinkle
    Prodigal son Amos returns to a fractured Southern California home after crashing out at a cushy east coast architecture firm. Ashamed to admit why he got sacked, Amos enlists his dada-crazed brother in a fake business venture designed to save their feuding parents' marriage. 103 pages.
  • The Strangers in Our Skin (In Progress)
    Two sisters, survivors of an apocalyptic event, struggle to maintain hope as an unknown contagion ravages the world outside their bunker. But when an enigmatic man from their past appears, he ignites a conflict between them fueled by competing life philosophies: survival-at-all-costs or the pursuit of a more satisfying existence.
  • Two Sisters and a Coachman
    Two wicked sisters attempt to seduce a coachman in order to glean insight into the identity of his mysterious employer. Inspired by the Cinderella fairy tale. Ten-minute play.
  • Kilo Five
    A young man searches the ruins of his hurricane-devastated home for clues about his mother's whereabouts. (10-minute play.)
  • Ladyfriends
    Two dudes with over-inflated egos lay out at the community pool where they engage in a machismo-fueled debate about the "ladyfriends" in their lives. 10 pages.
  • Echo in the Mirror
    Music writer Sarah reflects on a series of interviews that led to her firing. An exploration of creativity, popular music, and the complicated relationship between artists and the media. Ten pages. Written for Act Out: Fake News! in Washington, DC, August 2017.