about her ~

noelani montas (she/her), proud kanaka maoli and dominicana, artist and designer 

la -- philly -- honolulu

regardless of my role on a production or project, I would love to tell stories about, for, and with people of color


Noelani Montas (she/her) is in her second year of graduate studies in the MFA Hawaiian Theatre Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and is a graduate of the University of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre Design & Technology. Recent credits include: Kaisara - UHM/Earle Ernst Lab Theatre (Emma Nāwahī as Kalapunia, Metelusa, Makaʻāinana 1), Primero Sueño - Repertorio Español (Scenic & Lighting Design), Dance Dance Dance – UHM/Earle Ernst Lab Theatre (Scenic Design, Projection Design, Properties), Ka ʻUmikūmālua o Nā Pō – UHM/EWC (Aweawe, Makalilo), La Extinción de los Dinosaurios – Repertorio Español (Scenic & Lighting Design), School Girls… – Arden Theatre Company (Asst. Scenic), Comedy of Tenors – Bristol Riverside Theatre (Asst. Lighting & Asst. Scenic), Choir Boy – Philadelphia Theatre Company (Asst. Scenic), White Exes Support Group – UArts (Ashley), Pippin – UArts (Co-Set Design), and Momentos – UArts (Ensemble). She is a recipient of the 2022 Brind School Award for Storytelling in Design, the 2021 Pat Mackay Diversity in Design Award, and was a lighting design mentee in the 2021-2022 Wingspace Mentorship Program Cohort. Thank you to my people. E holomua, sigue pa’ lante.

photo by claire wasson

current things:

Design Resume

Graduate Assistant for ANNO, the ʻAhahui Noiʻi Noʻeau ʻŌiwi Research Institute in Indigenous Performance

MFA Theatre, Hana Keaka (Hawaiian-Medium Theatre)
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

past things:

UArts Brind School Storytelling in Design Award 2022
Wingspace Lighting Mentee 2021-2022
Pat Mackay Diversity in Design 2021 Winner

BFA Theatre Design & Technology
University of the Arts