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Artemis Montague

Based in New York • New York

They/Them • Member Since 2021

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My Story

Artemis Montague (they/them) is a composer-lyricist, top-liner, librettist, scriptwriter, director, and producer. A Black mixed-race nonbinary femmeboi creator with co-occurring disabilities, they write and encourage the development of stories and music that feature people at different ages, stages, and places in life, but always with honesty and integrity. They have also published online opinion pieces related to social justice and the arts on DC Metro Theatre Arts and The Sappho Project. They have a deep investment in dismantling ableism, (trans)gender bias, and racism/colorism in theatre and the performing arts, which is why they choose stories to tell that are close to their heart but also to their values of diversity, inclusion, equity, accessibility, and accountability. To date, Montague has written over 130 songs and has written two full musicals. They've sung at Joe's Pub (RoK) and 54 Below (Write Out Loud). “She Sings Me Home” is their flagship musical: a modern queer-, trans, and Black-led story in the African American musical tradition about young love and alliances in a mental health institution’s under-21 ward and was part of the Page to Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center. "Rhapsody In Sunflower Yellow” centers around Arty, a composer, lyricist, and librettist modeled loosely after Artemis Montague, and their obsession with writing a musical about Vincent van Gogh. While Arty writes the story, Vincent van Gogh’s final years in France, is discussed by Vincent while his in a French mental institution. They are a participant in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop as of September 2022 primarily as a lyricist.

Sexual Orientation
iSexual orientation describes a person's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person.


Gender Identity
iOne’s internal, deeply held sense of gender. Some people identify completely with the gender they were assigned at birth (usually male or female), while others may identify with only a part of that gender, or not at all. Some people identify with another gender entirely. Unlike gender expression, gender identity is not visible to others.


iRacial identity is the qualitative meaning one ascribes to one’s racial group, whereas ethnic identity is a concept that refers to one’s sense of self as a member of an ethnic group. At their core, both constructs reflect an individual’s sense of self as a member of a group; however, racial identity integrates the impact of race and related factors, while ethnic identity is focused on ethnic and cultural factors. We celebrate our Keys’ intersectionality and understand that creating one’s racial/ethnic identity is a fluid and nonlinear process that varies for every person. Many folks will identify with more than one background while others will identify with a single group more broadly.

Black Mixed



Vocal Range


Dance Experience


Unions & Affiliations

BMI, Non-union



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