I’m an actor, playwright, producer and dramaturg based on the stolen, unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish people, also known as Vancouver BC. I was born in Los Angeles, and on my dad’s side I’m a second generation Mexican-American and on my mom’s side I’m from British, Dutch, and German settler descent. I drink too much coffee. I love animals, eating pho, and taking care of my house plants. I love to contribute to my community in any way I can. I make jokes, celebrate the community, and sometimes passionately monologue on twitter. I make plays with my friends at Delinquent Theatre. In the work I’m doing right now as a playwright and creator, I’m fascinated with pursuing the idea of multiple truths co-existing in a space held by compassion. Or something like that.
I’m currently a playwright in residence at Tarragon Theatre, and in February I’ll perform in Anywhere But Here, a premiere production by Carmen Aguirre with Electric Company Theatre, as well as working on the International Latinx Theatre Gathering, Coyuntura.
Born in Los Angeles to a Mexican-American father and a Dutch-British-Canadian mother, Christine is now a grateful visitor to the Unceded Coast Salish Territories. Christine is an actor, playwright, and co-Artistic Producer of Delinquent Theatre. In these various capacities, she has worked with Tarragon Theatre, the Arts Club Theatre Company, Bard on the Beach, The Cultch, Neworld Theatre, Electric Company Theatre, Rumble Theatre, Boca Del Lupo, Zee Zee Theatre, Caravan Farm Theatre, Ruby Slippers Theatre, Playwrights Theatre Centre, Pi Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Nightswimming Theatre, and Young People’s Theatre.
Christine received the 2017 Siminovitch Protege Prize for Playwriting from Marcus Youssef, and was the Urjo Kareda Emerging Artist Resident at Tarragon Theatre, and a current Playwright in Residence at Tarragon. Creation/performing highlights include Never The Last (co-created with Molly MacKinnon), produced by Delinquent Theatre, recipient of 5 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations including Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Script and winner of Significant Artistic Achievement; Selfie (commissioned by Théâtre la Seizième in French, and Young People’s Theatre in English, winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding TYA Play, the Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Script by an Emerging Playwright, and the Tom Hendry award for TYA); Good Things To Do (rEvolver Festival and FoldA); writing, producing and performing in Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical (winner of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical, Small Theatre). As an actor, Christine has recently played in The Coyotes (Caravan Farm Theatre), Marine Life (Ruby Slippers Theatre), Yoga Play (Gateway Theatre), East Van Panto: The Wizard of Oz (Theatre Replacement and The Cultch) and will next be seen in the world premiere of Carmen Aguirre’s Anywhere But Here with Electric Company Theatre. Christine is a proud founding member of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of British Columbia.