Monika Peña

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Artist Profile

Monika is a Chance Resident Artist and CPP Zoology graduate. Previous Chance roles include the butt-kicking, Princess Fish in Claudio Quest (West Coast Premiere), the titular role in Violet, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (Dancer), Fancy Nancy: the Musical (Rhonda; 2016 & 2017), A Chorus Line (LA Times Critic’s Choice), Dogfight (LA/ OC Premiere), Hairspray and In the Heights (Ovation Recommended, Regional Premiere). Some favorite credits include Spring Awakening (Ilse), Beauty & the Beast (Babette), …Forum (Philia), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), and Anything Goes (Angel Virtue). When she’s not on stage performing, Monika enjoys working with the technical and construction crews in the surrounding Orange County areas. She would like to thank her generous friends & family for all the loving support they give from near and far.

Productions at Chance Theater

Production Date Role
Violet February 2018 Violet
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues December 2017 Dancer
Fancy Nancy, the Musical May 2017 Rhonda
Claudio Quest January 2017 Princess Fish
A Chorus Line July 2016 Ensemble
Fancy Nancy, The Musical (2016) May 2016 Rhonda
Dogfight February 2016 Peggy / Ensemble
Hairspray July 2015 Brenda / Council Ensemble
In The Heights July 2014 Ensemble