A girl called Castro.

Cristina.

No “h”, y’all.

UPDATES: In week 9 of COVID-19 in Minneapolis. I will be a 2020-2021 Many Voices Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis starting July 1st, 2020. I am now a member of the PWC Accessibility Committee. I haven’t been writing as much as I probably should during quarantine, but I’m relatively happy with the amount of sanity I have maintained throughout this challenging time. (5/15/2020)

Cristina Florencia Castro is a playwright/performer who hails from San Antonio, Texas and has been based in Minneapolis since 2007.  She is a Teaching Artist with Upstream Arts, an organization that uses the power of the creative arts to activate and amplify the voice and choice of individuals with disabilities.

She is also a member of ALMA, the Alliance of LatinX Minnesota Artists.

Cristina’s honors include the Silver Award in Playwriting from the National YoungArts Foundation in Miami, Fl. In 2011, she was selected as a Summer Intensive Apprentice with the LAByrinth Theater Company in New York City. While living abroad in the United Kingdom she studied with London International School of the Performing Arts founder Thomas Prattki, Royal Shakespeare Company co-founder John Barton, and Glynn McDonald at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

As a performer she has acted in the Twin Cities with theaters such as Ten Thousand Things (The Winter’s Tale),  TransAtlantic Love Affair (The Devout), Penumbra Theatre (For Colored Girls…),  Artistry (Ivey Award Winning production of W;t), the Jungle Theater (Anna in the Tropics), Delako Arts (The Shape of Things), Market Garden Theater (Three Days of Rain), Mixed Blood (The House of Spirits), Park Square (August: Osage County), Theater Coup d’Etat (Romeo in Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet), the Playwrights’ Center (The Royal Society of Antarctica and Goddess of Mercy), Teatro del Pueblo (Quita Mitos), Little Lifeboats (Parhelion), and History Theater (RAW STAGES New Works Festival).

Cristina was a 2015-2016 Jerome Many Voices Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center, a playwright with Nashville Rep’s Ingram New Works Project 2017-18, and a finalist for LatinX Theatre Commons 2018 Carnaval of New Work.

Cristina is a 2011 alumna of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.

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