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 at the Banff Centre for the Playwright’s Retreat, where I’m working on commissions from the Belfry Theatre, Neworld Theatre, and the Arts Club Theatre Company. In March I’ll join the cast of Busted Up: A Yukon Story at the Belfry’s Spark Festival, and in May I’ll perform in rice & bean’s theatre’s premiere production Made In Canada: An Agricultural Operetta.
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 Anywhere But Here (Electric Company Theatre), 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). 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.