Montez is thrilled to be a part of the Snowy Day experience. They are fresh off a tour of couch surfing and Netflix binging. Locally they have worked with Know Theatre of Cincinnati, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Pones Inc. and WalterHoope, as well as touring the high seas with Carnival Cruise Lines for 5 years as a Production Singer. Some favorite roles include Tom Collins in Rent, Will in Girlfriend the Musical, Teen Angel in Grease and Chad in High School Musical: On Stage. They send an abundance of gratitude to the Mulberry Magic Squad, Adam, and their parents for all of the unconditional support.
Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983) was a pioneering American author-illustrator. In The Snowy Day and 20 other books, including Goggles!, Pet Show!, and Hi, Cat!, he opened up the world of children’s books to include racially diverse characters who share the joys and problems of childhood.
Piper is passionate about creating and supporting art wherever she can. She is an Emmy Award-winning actress, director, cultural consultant and singer who has performed and toured productions throughout the United States. She has had several stage and screen roles and loves doing voice-over work. Some of her directorial and performance credits include Richie and Blanche; Kill. Move. Paradise.; Family Healing; Cincinnati King; Harry and the Thief; Bare; Caroline, or Change; and Open the Sky. Piper is a Board member of Falcon Theater (Newport, KY), a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC), and she serves as the Sales and Events Manager at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
She's very proud to be a native resident of Cincinnati, where she can both work and play in the city's vibrant arts scene, surrounded by artists, storytellers and makers of all kinds. Piper is grateful to God for her talents, and she sends much love and joy to Lydia J. Davis (Mommie), her family, friends, and her doggy, Izzy (Grizabella).
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