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Monica Lee, a production craftsperson who specializes in props and costuming, is the recipient of the 2022 Pauline McGibbon Award. This award is presented to an Ontario-resident professional artist in the early stages of their career who has contributed to the well-being of Ontario’s theatre community, displays unique talent and has the potential for excellence.

About Monica Lee

  • Monica graduated from Humber College’s Theatre Arts – Technical Production program in 2016. Since then, she has been working as a props builder and head of props in both theatre and film. This includes credits with Obsidian Theatre Company, The Musical Stage Company, Mirvish Productions, Studio 180 Theatre, Canadian Stage, Factory Theatre and more.
  • In 2017, Monica was awarded a Performing Arts Internship grant from the Metcalf Foundation. This allowed her to design an internship to develop a variety of practical skills – including carpentry, upholstery, electronics and mould-making – and to learn how to effectively facilitate collaborative processes.
  • Recently, Monica has been focusing on combining her years of prop-building experience with new technology to build specialized costumes and fabricate textiles. This has led to work as a special effects costume builder on series such as Star Trek: Discovery (seasons 4 and 5) and Beacon 23.
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