Alonzo Lamont
Baltimore, MD
Born in Baltimore, MD. Loves to Bike and look for UFO's. Love a good bakery. Love free-lance projects. Plays n Ideas are off the popular grid.

Summer 2021, contributing artist for "Grace," an online exhibit created by Peter Bruun. Zoom event August 5th. 

Summer 2021, "Gratitude," All Souls Unitarian Church, NYC. Writer/Performer for presentation of original work, "Baltimore Bound". Zoom Event, July 27th.  

March 2021, "Exposed To Strangers" 3rd place winner Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival

August 2020, "B-Side Man" was selected for Roland Tec's Some1Speaking monologue performance.

June 2020 "That Serious He-Man Ball" was part of the Dominion Arts Foundation Powerehouse reading (zoom) series

In 2019, "B-Side Man" was included in the Atlanta Fringe Audio Festival

Work produced in D.C., Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, New York, and Amsterdam. Also, I've written for network TV, won awards, been on the big stage, the little stage, and all points in-between. Previous history includes being an Assistant Professor, arts panelist, but happiest creating, directing & crafting freelance projects. Seeking to integrate career with creativepursuits. Most produced Playwriting “hits”: “That Serious He-Man Ball,” & “Vivisections From The Blown Mind.” 




by Alonzo d. LaMont

Through an extended monologue, a middle-aged African-American man reflects on growing up black but not angry, his struggles as a playwright, his experience as an exotic dancer, reflections on his liberal arts background and it’s lingering effects, and his journey from “individual satellite” to married man.

Ultimately, it’s the loss of his son that forces him to face the precipice between continuing to write or abandoning his creative journey altogether.

One African-American male. Handsome. 50-ish, but could pass for younger. Well-built. Slender.
by Alonzo D. LaMont

Chauncey a Wilmington Delaware native, vicious factory thug boss AND adamant idolizer of ancient mythology, traps Rico, an artist in name only, of stealing value-less fluorescent tubing. As Rico faces his final moment of truth, he flashbacks through his life. As he bears witness and participates in the various stations of his life, he sees what kept him anchored to a city that never matched his yearning for mental, or physical adventures. Never a great artist, Rico’s held onto one, single idea that’s continually fascinated him. An evolutionary question of Darwinian proportions. A question Rico re-interprets into a quasi-fantastical spiritual inquiry: As the world was first being formed, as organisms evolved, “Why did life begin?” Was it based on something un-scientific? Perhaps an emotional stimulus? A yearning from above? Perhaps it was a calling from God? Rico never couples his idea with any real decisive action, and he never became, that most magical of creatures--- “special”. However, his idea does becomes very special, it’s turned into a performance piece/play that has a national audience. Unfortunately, Rico’s work is launched without his knowledge or consent.

As Rico reviews the baggage that kept him anchored in Wilmington, Chauncey, who’s (seemingly) only interest was solving the theft of his fluorescent tubing, reveals that the sabotage of the one thing that made Rico unique---was conducted by none other than Chauncey himself. What was the intention of Chauncey’s involvement? And, what is the greater deed: the artist who creates the work, or the person who takes the work and makes it known?

“Smiles from God” is about the loss of a life that never began, and for Rico it’s a cruel mythology that finally comes full circle. 

There are 8 Characters total. 6 males. 2 females. 1 adolescent (or very young looking teenager). The 4 Miscellaneous roles can be doubled by the 2 females from the Main Cast. Rico...................factory worker Chauncey..................factory mob boss Little Russ............little boy (12-13) who grew up to be Chauncey Zach’s pal who became an intimate friend of Rico pal who became union boss at the factory Susan..............Rico’s lover, aka Kitty Eddie/Freddie/Teddie..................Chauncey’s union thugs Miscellaneous Bartender/DramaTeacher/Teacher/College President............ (the roles of Bartender/Drama Teacher can be doubled by Zach’s Wife, the roles of Teacher, and College President are doubled by Teddie)
by Alonzo D. LaMont

Scott, Johnson & Vickers, a small public relations firm (4 employees, all African-American) has just won a prestigious award.  However, success soon takes a misstep. Cleopatra Scott, the firm’s CEO, volunteers to launch a series of Public Service Announcements for Douglass College, a historically black local college. Unfortunately, D’Acosta Johnson, the firm’s Admin. Assistant, included  inflammatory language in the flyers advertising the PSA’s. The flyer announces that the criteria for the PSA auditions revolve around certain “hair requirements.” The irony is made more pronounced by the fact that D’Acosta, the young African-American woman who composed and circulated the flyer, is currently a student at Douglass, and Cleopatra is an esteemed alumni who’s also African-American

            How does a small firm of “Spin Specialists” unravel their wrongly miscalculated deed? As Cleopatra starts the process of examination, she finds a hornet’s nest of racial myth and madness that includes a very personal level of outrage. Cleopatra’s indignation is matched by D’Acosta Johnson’s more “modern” racial ethos. D’Acosta believes that, far from being controversial, her actions were entirely pragmatic.  As everyone’s reactions are investigated and questioned, we see a conflict that extends across generational as well as racial boundaries. Ultimately, the Master’s Of Spin must find a new direction and heal internal and external wounds.

There are 5 total cast members. 4 work at the The PR FIRM of Scott, Johnson and Vickers: Cleopatra Scott... .....................mid-40’s blk. female success story. Dark-skinned. Attractive. Essence Cover Girl material. Wears her hair in a gorgeously designed high African turban/wrap. Statuesque. Well-polished contemporary nobility. President of the Firm. Reginald Johnson, II.. .................mid-40’s, sophisticated, blk. urban professional. Dark-skinned and attractive. Cover Boy material. Very much the bachelor. Vice President of the Firm. Jabari Foster Vickers.. ..........20 something, sophisticated blk. administrative assistant w/aspirations. Light-skinned and attractive. The Consultant for the Firm. D’Acosta Amari Johnson. intern w/aspirations. Medium brown with long pretty braids that may or may not be genuine. Waiter/Server/Bartender. ...........can be played by either a male or a female. Early 20’s. Sharp. Professional. Stylish.


2020, "Exposed To Strangers" 3rd place winner in Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

2020, "B-Side Man" chosen for Some1Speaking monologue reading.

2020, "That Serious He-Man Ball," zoom reading with Dominion Arts Foundation, Atlanta 

2119, my soundcloud recording of "B-Side Man," read at theAtlanta Fringe Audio Festival. 

2018, performed "B-Side Man," at The Tank in NYC. And "B-Side" also performed in the Charm City Fringe Festival

2015 Maryland State Arts Grant Recipient for "B-SideMan".

Free-Lance Writer/Director for "Waxter Wisdom" series, a local arts initiative to bring dramatic performances to assisted living facilities.