UP CLOSE: Jason Montgomery

Vol 1: Jason Montgomery

Jason Montgomery is a Chicano and Indigenous Californian  writer, painter, and playwright from El Centro, California. In 2016, along with Poet Alexandra Woolner, and illustrator Jen Wagner, JRM founded Attack Bear Press in Easthampton, MA.

Currently, JRM is one of 3 artists in residence for the inaugural Baustein Residency at Readywipe Gallery in Holyoke, MA.  In 2018, JRM’s art was featured at CreativeArts Workshop in New Haven, CT, and his solo show Aqui Y Alla at the MapSpace Gallery in Easthampton. JRM’s plays have been featured in theaters and festivals across the country including numerous theaters in New York City, The Circle X Theatre in Los Angeles, and The Diversionary Theatre in San Diego. In 2019,  JRM’s poem “Sestina for Sacred 7up” was featured in the Western Mass Biennial. In the fall of 2019, JRM released his chapbook “Indians’ Beards Grow Quickly” through Attack Bear Press. JRM completed graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Department of Theatre and Dance with an emphasis in Playwriting and Chicano Studies in 2006.

Jason’s work can be found at attackbearpress.com and on Facebook and Instagram at @attackbearpress