Jerry Montoya is a native of the Coachella Valley in California who has worked in professional theater as a playwright, director, producer and stage manager. During the pandemic his most recent play, NOSOTROS LA GENTE (WE THE PEOPLE), was commissioned and produced by American Stage in St. Petersburg, Florida as part of their re-imagine series. Jerry is also one of the founders and board members of Artists of Color Inc., a council of creatives working in partnership with art organizations to help ensure the equitable treatment, representation, and inclusion of BIPOC people in all areas of creative practice and as decision makers in key leadership positions in the arts industry. Mr. Montoya is currently the Executive Producer of the B Street Theatre and the Sofia Center for the Arts where he has directed BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, HOLMES AND WATSON, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE, A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, RED, AND THE SEAFARER. He has also written 13 plays for their TYA Family Series including MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, TREASURE ISLAND, THE FLYING MACHINE, and FRANKENSTEIN.