Christine ML Lee
Composer, Playwright & Poet

Based out of Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang (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, Christine has had her music performed at Festival Quartiers Danses and in Montreal Botanical Gardens. As a sound designer, she was nominated for a META award for her work on Psycho 6(Teesri Duniya Theatre). Alumna of Nightwood Theatre’s Young Innovators Unit & Playwrights' Workshop Montréal's Young Creators Unit, Christine is currently working on a musical, Just a Note, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. She subsequently won a Frankie award for Most Promising Emerging Artist for the staged reading of her musical at the Festival St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe 2022. Christine is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

photo by Chrystian Guy

Latest News

Table d'Hôte Theatre: Mizushōbai

October 10 - 22nd, 2023
Segal Centre for Performing Arts

The world premiere of Julie Tamiko Manning's Mizushōbai (The Water Trade)
Directed by Yvette Nolan

Mizushōbai (The Water Trade) explores the life of Kiyoko Tanaka-Goto, a Japanese picture-bride turned ‘underground’ businesswoman in 1930’s British Columbia. It delves into her history, not as a clichéd dragon-lady madam (although at times, perhaps she is), nor as a dutiful daughter (although at times, perhaps she is), nor as a submissive and sexualized female Asian body (although at times, perhaps she is), but as a valuable member of Canadian society who had to fight against expectation, and for autonomy and recognition every step of the way.

Mizushōbai was developed in collaboration with Playwrights' Workshop Montréal.

Director/Mise en scène: Yvette Nolan
Starring/Avec: Yoshie Bancroft, Hanako Brierley, Brenda Kamino, Katelyn Morishita, and Dawn Obokata | Set/scénographie: Jawon Kang, Costumes: Mayumi Ide-Bergeron, Lighting/éclairage: Zoe Roux, Sound/son: Christine ML Lee, Stage Management/régie: Chad Dembski, Graphic Design/graphisme: AJ Korkidakis, Production Management and Technical Direction/Directeur de production/technique: Andrew Scriver, Dramaturgy/dramaturgie: Emma Tibaldo

Click here for more information!


AS COMPOSER - Selected Contemporary Classical Works

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

Neige, for piano, cello, violin, alto and double bass

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

AS COMPOSER - For Film / Video Games / Contemporary Dance

The Flower Sings, Piano Music

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

Flashes, electroacoustic piece,
Excerpt from Level Up Symposium by 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

AS POET - Selected work


Safe Place

out of control

Stay in touch

facebook   / /   instagram   / /   email  //  soundcloud