Montana is a theatre designer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. His grandmother, a lampshade artisan, inspired an early fascination with fabric, color, and beauty. Montana is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M. Oboe Performance), Oberlin College (B.A. History), and Brown University (M.A. Public Humanities). Prior to attending Yale, he was the Robert L. Tobin Curatorial Fellow at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.
At the Yale School of Drama, Montana designed the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ WAR, The Visit, The Winter’s Tale, and Kate Tarker’s THUNDERBODIES. 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 and Zorka Oenslager Scholarship for Stage Design.