My name is Christine (she/her), and I’m a theatre person living on the stolen, unsurrendered territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. I was born on Tongva land (Los Angeles), and I grew up in East Van seeing every show I could at The Cultch and the Vancouver Playhouse – I am now grateful to be employed acting, writing, and otherwise making theatre things happen on stages in my neighbourhood and across Canada. I’m inspired by artists and stories that look at our most uncomfortable contradictions through a lens of compassion, humour, and beauty. My plays explore memory, relationships, grief, and love. I am also busily engaged with many incredible change-makers in our community who are working to shift the balance of power in the Canadian scene – advocacy and community engagement is inseparable from my art practice.
I’ve just stepped into the role of Interim Artistic Director of Neworld Theatre, filling in for my colleague Chelsea Haberlin who is on maternity leave. This spring my play Clean/Espejos, with translation and adaptation by Paula Zelaya Cervantes, had a rolling world premiere at The Cultch (streaming and in person) with Neworld Theatre, and at South Coast Repertory in Southern California. Selfie is currently on tour with Geordie Theatre in Montreal, while the German translation of Selfie premiered with GRIPS Theatre in Berlin in January 2022. I’m creating a land-based audio walk for the Caravan Farm Theatre, coming out this May; and working on a commission (tentatively titled Jo) for the Belfry Theatre. My company Delinquent Theatre is working towards the premiere of The Seventh Fire by Lisa C. Ravensbergen, on which I am a collaborating dramaturg.