About Sunflower Eyes Productions & Artemis Montague
let the sunflowers remind us to always face the sun and, when we cannot, hold onto each other for guidance.
Sunflower Eyes Productions seeks to tell the stories of historically looted, abused, or ignored identities and communities via musical projects, theatre pieces, and films. This includes those of transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming folks; Black and Indigenous people as well as other people of Color; women and femmes; disabled communities, and LGBTQIA2S communities.
Sunflower Eyes wants to adjust the Weltanschauung of theatre and film, disrupting the day to day monotony and inequity with filmmakers, storytellers, playwrights, and musicians on creating works that accurately and diversely represent the scope of the world around us. They want to change the landscape on which we create, using all storytelling avenues and standpoint epistemology to change the narrative on everyone and everything that we see in our world through the view of sunflowers
About Artemis Montague
see the sun in art again & art in each other forever
Artemis Montague (they/them) is a Black mixed-race nonbinary mezzosoprano/baritenor multihyphenate with co-occurring disabilities. She Sings Me Home, their full-length Black-, trans-, and queer-led musical, has been performed at the REACH at the Kennedy Center; the Green Room 42 in NYC as a concert, and at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, MD. Montague was a finalist for the 2022 Write Out Loud Contest for their song, “friend” and received an Audiofemme Agenda Grant in May 2023 to record an EP of original music. They have another 2 musicals, Rhapsody in Sunflower Yellow and How Babyboi and the Ancestors Attempted A Revolution; 150+ songs; and 2 work-in-progress film scripts. Montague is also the IIDEAA Board Chair and MUSE (Musicians United for Social Equity) Liaison for TEMPO (Trans Expansive Music Professional Organization). They have also performed at 54 Below and Joe's Pub as a singer.