Christine ML Lee

composer, playwright, poet

Based out of Tiotia:ke (Montreal), Christine ML Lee is a composer, playwright and poet interested in the intersection between music, movement and storytelling. Working with dance and spoken word, her music has been performed at Festival Quartiers Danses and in Montreal Botanical Gardens. Christine is currently part of Nightwood Theatre’s Young Innovators Unit 2020-2021 and is working on a musical theatre piece, Just a Note, following development with the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers' Collective Workshop led by Jonathan Monro and with Playwright’s Workshop Montreal’s Young Creators' Unit led by Jesse Stong. Excerpts of "Just a Note" will be explored in a digital experience at the Montreal Fringe Festival, June  2021.

photo by Chrystian Guy

"holding waterways" is now presenting June 1-20, 2021, at the Montreal Fringe Festival!

Holding Waterways is a poetic, visual and musical spoken word journey that explores Daughter’s decisions, regrets and expectations. Her life is intricately linked to her relationship with Mother. Her emotions funnel into a fluid state and she questions: “What is self-acceptance?” Like waterways held in her palms, the answer flows.

Poet, Composer & Director : Christine ML Lee

Production Mentor: Trevor Barrette

Creative Consultant: Debora Friedmann

Dramaturg: Kateryn L. McReynolds

Dates: June 1 - 20, 2021

Format: Video on demand

Length: 25mins

Tickets: $5.50 - accessible | $12.50 - general

available for purchase at  |  514-849-FEST (3378)

Click here to purchase tickets!

AS COMPOSER - Selected Contemporary Classical Works

for SATB
performed by Le Choeur du Brouhaha,
directed by Sébastien Lachaume

for piano, cello, violin, alto, double bass

Navires Étoiles Et Âme Sage
for piano solo
Performed by Philippe Prud’Homme

AS COMPOSER - Selected Film / Video Games / Contemporary Dance Music

The Flower Sings
music for piano

Summer Swish excerpts
music for contemporary dance
Choreography by As They Strike Collective

Spring Swish excerpts

music for contemporary dance
Choreography by As They Strike Collective

AS COMPOSER - Sound Design / Electroacoustic Work

À travers la neige

electroacoustic piece
Premiered at the eBuzz Festival at

University of Montreal


electroacoustic piece
Excerpt from Level Up Symposium at Associated Designers of Canada

AS PLAYWRIGHT & SONGWRITER - Selected Musical Theatre Work

"Who You Think I Am", excerpt from Just a Note
CMTWC Showcase
Sung by Marie-Pierre de Brienne,
Musical Director, Arrangement by Jonathan Monro
Book, Music & Lyrics by Christine ML Lee

Excerpt from Just a Note
YCU Showcase at Playwrights' Workshop Montreal
Directed by Olivia Woods

Dramaturgy by Jesse Stong

Written and performed by Christine ML Lee

AS POET - Selected work
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