teaching artist (theatriQ)
Monteze Freeland is a multidisciplinary artist and one of the three co-artistic directors of City Theatre Company. A graduate of Point Park University, Mr. Freeland has made a career as an actor, director, playwright, teaching artist and producer. Select directing credits include Clyde’s, The Garbologists, Santaland Diaries, and Claws Out: A Holiday Drag Musical (City Theatre), In the Heat of the Night, Miss Julie, Clarissa and John, Fences and King Hedley II (Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company), I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (Prime Stage) and readings of Trouble in Mind and Mark Clayton Souther’s The Coffin Maker (Pittsburgh Public Theatre). Select acting credits include roles in Paradise Blue and Wild With Happy (City Theatre) Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, A Few Good Men, Sweat and Hamlet (Pittsburgh Public), King Lear (Quantum), Dreamgirls (PMT), A Christmas Story(Bricolage), Aida and South Pacific (CLO) East Texas Hot Links and The Piano Lesson (Pittsburgh Playwrights). In 2017 he was named the Post Gazette’s Performer of the Year and City Paper’s 2021 Person of the Year in Theatre.