Patricia Montley has had fourteen plays published, either separately or in anthologies or textbooks (Samuel French, Meriwether, Heinemann, Applause, Dramatic Publishing, Prentice-Hall, ICWP, Dramatics magazine, and Playscripts, Inc.). She has had over 150 productions and won or placed in some two dozen playwriting contests. Her work has been supported by residencies at the Millay Artists' Colony in New York and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in California, and by grants from the Maryland and Pennsylvania Arts Councils, the Shubert Foundation, the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation, and Warner Brothers.
Her plays include dramas, comedies, feminist satires, adaptations of Greek classics, epic theatre, story theatre, musicals, and ten-minute pieces. She has also published poetry in The Lyric, The Classical Outlook, America, The English Journal, and Boston Review of the Arts and a non-fiction book, In Nature's Honor: Myths and Rituals Celebrating the Earth (Skinner House Books).
A member of the Dramatists Guild, Dr. Montley has chaired the Theatre Department at Chatham University in Pittsburgh and has taught playwriting at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Goucher College, and Johns Hopkins University.