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Lee, Sharolyn


SG (for Sharolyn Gay) Lee is a multi-dimensional theatremaker, working as director and playwright on both devised and scripted projects and also as a theatre teacher and administrator. Originally from Ennismore, Ontario, Lee has a BA from York University's Glendon College and an MA from the University of Leeds. In her 20 years in theatre, she has toured musical revues to senior citizen's homes, taught play development in prisons and created scripts on topics from Jewish folk tales to waste management. Along the way she also raised a talented young musician, Avelyn Lee Waldman and became a certified yoga instructor. For many years Lee taught at The William Davis Centre for Actors‚ Study in Vancouver and now teaches with Imperial Theatre's Performing Arts School in Saint John, New Brunswick. Formerly Artistic Director of Whitehorse's Yukon Educational Theatre and Vancouver's Silk Purse Productions, she is now AD of Silk Purse Atlantic Theatre. Her musical, Larger than Life (with composer Vanessa LeBourdais) won the Best Original Script award at the 2001 Vancouver Fringe Festival and was produced in 2002 by Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops and the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver and in 2010 by Ghostlight Projects in Toronto. Her one woman show, AUTObiography was performed at the Curious Theatre Workshop in Glasgow and her re-envisioning of the Oedipus story, Jocasta, was performed at the Workshop Theatre in Leeds.

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