Robert Montgomery is a writer and composer whose work has been produced in New York City (Public Theater, La MaMa, Soho Rep, among others), and in theaters across America (including the Alley Theater and the premier Spoleto Festival in South Carolina) and abroad (including the Royal Shakespeare Company). He’s the winner of a Drama Desk Award, and Guggenheim, National Endowment and ASCAP fellowships. His music theatre response to Dostoevski's "The Idiot," Subject to Fits, is published by Samuel French. His other music theater works include A Case of Murder (an NYPD detective story inspired by Dostoevski’s Crime and Punishment), The Rest of Oedipus (after Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus – way after), Almost Everything Must Go (the summer of love generation facing winter), and Macbeth Othello Hamlet Night’s Dream (sampled Shakespeare). He is currently turning his Electra (directed by Joseph Chaikin) into an opera.
Mr. Montgomery is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, and teaches playwriting at The New School.