Christian is an actor/creator and sometime musician from Houston, TX. While she graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2011 with a BFA that focused mostly in classical acting, her work in the Twin Cities has become a diverse cocktail of collaboratively devised work, traditional scripted plays, Shakespeare, new musicals, opera, and new scripted work - with lots of comedy sprinkled throughout. The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis has become a new artistic home for Christian, where she enjoys the imaginative casting they employ and playing the challenging roles for young women that are being written by new playwrights today. You can hear Christian sing on Mighty Fearsome’s “Eight Hundred Dollar Thunder” and John Up Front’s “Bellwether” (find both on bandcamp).
Some favorite local performance credits include:
Park Square Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet)
Sandbox Theatre: The Little Pilot
Minnesota Opera: Doubt
Guthrie Theater: The Crucible, The Nature Crown (assistant director - a Theatre Forever production), Uccellini (staged reading - a new play by Mark Benninghofen), The Primrose Path, The Oresteia Variations
The Moving Company: The War Within/All’s Fair
Workhaus Collective: The Mill (tour), Feast of Wolves (Assistant Stage Manager)
Park Square Theatre: August: Osage County
Four Humors: Candide
CURRENT: Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at Park Square Theatre, directed by David Mann February 4 - May 4, 2016. // Assistant Director to Alan Berks for his production of Six Characters in Search of an Author at Park Square April 22 - May 8.
UPCOMING: Performing in Four Humors' new adaptation The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha at the Dowling Studio, May 14 - May 22. // Assistant Director to Randy Reyes for tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan at Park Square June 17 - 26, 2016.
GUTHRIE THEATER: Susanna Wallcott in The Crucible directed by Joe Dowling, Natasha in Primrose Path directed by Roger Rees, Chiara Gianetti (younger) in Uccellini (workshop) directed by Joe Dowling, written by Mark Benninghofen, Eva in Youth Without God (reading) directed by John Miller-Stephany
MINNESOTA OPERA: Noreen Horan in Doubt (World Premiere) directed by Kevin Newbury
PENUMBRA THEATRE: Margaret in Sweet Maladies as part of the Word(s) Play New Play Series, directed by Dominic Taylor
THE MOVING COMPANY: Cecilia in The War Within/All's Fair, directed by Dominique Serrand
PARK SQUARE THEATRE: Jean in August: Osage County, directed by Leah Cooper
HISTORY THEATRE: Andy in Working Boys Band directed by Ron Peluso, with book and lyrics by Dominic Orlando, music by Hiram Titus;
SANDBOX THEATRE: Antoine in 1907 in The Little Pilot, directed by Theo Langason at the Southern Theater
GIRL FRIDAY PRODUCTIONS: Minnie Fay in The Matchmaker, directed by Craig Johnson
FOUR HUMORS THEATER: Old Woman, 8 more in Candide, directed by Jason Ballweber, Cynthia/Lois in The Murderer Did It! Directed by Brant Miller
THE STRANGE CAPERS: Viola in Twelfth Night, Celia in As You Like It, both directed by Randy Reyes
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CENTENNIAL SHOWBOAT: Corine in The Triumph of Love, directed by Peter Rothstein
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA/GUTHRIE THEATER BFA ACTOR TRAINING PROGRAM: Iphegenia in The Oresteia Variations, Carlyle in The Stonewater Rapture, Kathi in Undiscovered Country, Masha in The Seagull (Workshop), Antigone in Antigone, Lady Anne in Richard III (Workshop, Globe Theater, London), Touchstone in As You Like It, Sharon in Book of Days.
BFA Acting, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, Class of 2011
Intensive training at Shakespeare’s Globe and London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), London
Northwestern University National High School Institute “Cherubs”: Theatre and Musical Theatre Summer Programs Musical Theatre Focus,
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Houston, Tx), Class of 2007
ACTING: Ken Washington, Steve Cardamone, Kenny Mitchell, Tom Cornford, Colin Hurley
SHAKESPEARE: Steve Cardamone, Kenny Mitchell, Colin Hurley, Tom Cornford, John Barton, Charles Keating
VOICE AND SPEECH: Elisa Carlson, Barbra Berlovitz, Lucinda Holshue, Andrew Wade, Yvonne Morley, Stuart Pearce
SINGING: Andrew Cooke, Dale Kruse, Pat Bonner, Rob Seible, Michael Mertz
MOVEMENT/DANCE: Marcela Lorca, Randy Reyes, Glynn MacDonald, Bob Rosen (clown), Jon Ferguson (clown), Peter Moore (stage combat), Shaun and Meg Emery (circus skills), Morris Johnson (African dance), Tina Anderson (ballet), Karla Grotting (jazz), Matt Jensen (modern)
Advanced singing training, good mover (choreography/movement direction), good ear for accents/dialects (Texas, Southern, RP, MLE), intermediate gymnast, intermediate aerial silks, extensive experience with children ages 4-14, photographic eye, driver’s license.