Unruly Catholic Nuns: Faith & Feminism
Pat Montley, a member of the Dramatist Guild, has had 20 plays published. Her plays have enjoyed readings at the Kennedy Center, Baltimore Center Stage, Rep Stage (MD), and the Abingdon Theatre (NYC), and productions at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the Manhattan Theatre Source, the Harold Clurman Theatre, the Nat Horne Theatre, Baltimore’s Theatre Project, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her work has been supported by a Kennedy Center Playwrights’ Intensive, by residencies at the Millay Artists’ Colony (NY) and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (CA), and by grants from the Deutsch Foundation, the Maryland and Pennsylvania Arts Councils, the Shubert Foundation, the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation, and Warner Brothers.
Montley has a Ph.D. in Theatre (University of Minnesota), and has taught in Baltimore (UMBC, Goucher, and Johns Hopkins) and at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, where she chaired the theatre department. Her poetry has been published in The Lyric, America, The Classical Outlook, The English Journal, and The Boston Review of the Arts. Her non-fiction book, In Nature’s Honor: Myths and Rituals Celebrating the Earth, was published by Skinner House.