Hello friends.

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.  My dad was Mexican-American, born in El Paso Texas, and my mom is a Dutch-British settler born in Edmonton, Alberta. 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 and spaces 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 have a special interest in capturing the vitality and complicated realities of my East Van neighborhood, Commercial Drive. I’m 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.

On stage right now: The double IKARUS Award-winning German production of Selfie with GRIPS Theatre in Berlin. I recently returned from New York City, where my play As Above as part of the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Ted Snowden Reading Series, and then Toronto, where Never The Last, co-created with Molly MacKinnon was part of Theatre Passe Muraille’s 2022/2024 season.

Recently announced: the premiere of Someone Like You, an Arts Club Silver Commission, directed by Jiv Parasram, and run in October 2023 at the Newmont Stage; premiere of As Above, a commission from the Belfry Theatre which will run in February 2024; premiere of El Terremoto at Tarragon Theatre in April 2024, directed by Guillermo Verdecchia; the return of audioplay The Fleetwing Fables at Caravan Farm Theatre; and the return of Good Things To Do at Montreal’s Imago Theatre.