MONICA STEPHENSON


Composer      Performer     Teaching Artist  

Monica Stephenson is a composer, vocalist, and theater artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Duquesne University School of Music, she has performed in regional and national tours and in Europe. Monica has worked with The Wilma Theater, 1812 Productions, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, TheatreworksUSA, Tanglewood Family Entertainment, The Pittsburgh Opera Company, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, PICT, Unseam’d Shakespeare Co., Prime Stage Theater. and Hiawatha Project. Composer credits include Twelfth Night, Prime Stage Theater; My Traveling Song, The Hiawatha Project; The Carols, 1812 Productions; It’s My Party, The Women and Comedy Project, 1812 Productions; Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues a multi-disciplinary work encouraging young women to stand up, speak their mind, refuse to back down, and ultimately, change the world for Hope Academy of Music and the Arts; as well as a musical adaptation of This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing by Finegan Kruckemeyer. 
 As an educator, she has led a variety of classes and workshops in voice, theater arts and songwriting for Dreams of Hope - TheatriQ, Hope Academy, LaRoche College, MGR Foundation, and Children’s Aid Society, NYC. She is a current member of the Harvey Wallbangers Sketch Comedy group and performs in music venues throughout Pittsburgh.  

My Traveling Song

Directed by Anya Martin
Created by Liza Barley, Heather Irwin, Anya Martin, Monica Stephenson
with Tina Marie Cerny, Heather Graff, Lisa Leibering, Stephanie Mayer-Staley, and Jess Medenbach

Performances April 5th – 14th, 2019 at Carnegie Stage

Photos by Renee Rosensteel

Video by Cunning Folk Films

Club Cafe' Performance of selections of  'The I Love You Song" & "Home Tonight" written by Monica Stephenson

"F'in Sleep" Performed at Carnegie Stage in May 2017 as part of a benefit event for Planned Parenthood. 

 special thanks to Ryan Bergman for capturing this on video

https://www.facebook.com/tara.pfeifer.3/videos/t.1794336711/10200264952211242/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab

It's 1991 and Pittsburgh cousins Cheryl and Mandy got a new Sony Camcorder for Christmas! 

 Now, it's time for them to share their unique talent with the world. Here is their first song, a plea to the world to stop Re-Gifting...

Tell Me 

Modzilla "Toy Soldiers"

Muisc and Lyrics by M. Stephenson

Modzilla (Toy Soldiers)
-4:27

Can't Sleep

Modzilla "Toy Soldiers"

Muisc and Lyrics by M. Stephenson

Modzilla (Toy Soldiers)
-3:20