Research is an essential part of Montesanti’s process. She has conducted bibliographical and experimental studies on commedia dell'arte, theatre of the oppressed, poor theatre, theatre of the absurd and oral history. The careers of Edward Albee, Peter Brook, Augusto Boal, Clifford Odets, Erwin Piscator, Judith Malina and others.

Below is an annotated bibliography she conducted on Erwin Piscator for her MFA History of Directing class at The New School for Drama