Monica Bradford-Lea

Monica is a Toronto-based playwright, actor, and producer. With diverse training in clown, puppetry, and Shakespeare, Monica is passionate about creating multidisciplinary performances, always with humour and heart. She is co-founder of award-winning theatre company Spicy Day, with which she has created, performed, and toured original plays since 2016. In addition to her work with Spicy Day, Monica is a founding producer of the new multidisciplinary UPROAR arts festival in Ottawa, showcasing cis and trans women and non-binary artists. By day she is the Marketing Strategist for English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre. Monica was nominated for the 2019 Prix Rideau Award for Emerging Artist. She is also known for her solo horse girl clown play, Beth-Anne.