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See what people are saying about working with Monica!!

“Working with Monica is like going for ice cream and just being joyous at the amount of colors and textures and qualities of the potential layers you could get. She brings so much life to a rehearsal process and is so darn courageous at every impulse she takes. Not only is she committed to her practice as an artist, but she brings a level of care to each person she interacts with. Monica bursts with passion, respect for others and has an innate thoughtfulness about her. In short, she’s everything humanity needs right now!” 

- Kevin Jesuino, Devised Theatre Director


"She is professional, a delightful team player, sharply intelligent, and very thoughtful. More than anything, she is someone who gets results - particularly with projects she cares for - to a high degree of efficiency and excellence. I truly believe Monica is going far; not just in the Alberta theatre scene, but in Canadian theatre."

- Iain Moggach, Artistic Director of Theatre By The Bay

"Monica is a determined and self-motivated theatre artist. She both writes for the stage and teaches students the art of playwriting. She has made connections with theatres across the country that would be impressive for a mid-career or seasoned writer and are even more so for an early career writer. Monica is a joy to work with; she balances the seriousness of any given topic with warmth, empathy and buoyant humour that will, I predict, become a trademark of her writing in years to come."

- Natalie Meisner, Playwright and Poet Laureate of Calgary

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“Many of the laughs from the audience were caused by the astonishing Monica Gate[…], playing the characters of Weeds/Madam Balaklava[…]. Gate consistently impressed the audience with her incredible performances. From accent to stature, Weeds and Madam Balaklava differ greatly, but are both intensely comedic. When switching between characters, Gate never missed a beat. With her convincing accents and strong portrayal of character, she managed never to switch up her characters accidentally; fluidly transitioning with every scene in which she was present.”

- Grayson King, Edmonton Journal Cappies

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