Christine Rodriguez

Christine Rodriguez, described by CULT#MTL as having “... nuclear presence on stage,” is an emerging artist who’s play Dreaming in Autism has placed her on the proverbial map.  The play premiered at the 2012 Montreal Fringe Festival receiving the Frankie Award for Best Production Design.  The play was also nominated for Chapters Best English Script and Mainline Theatre's Next Stage Award.  Christine has since performed the play several more times in Montreal (in English and French) and in Winnipeg at Femfest 2013.   Dreaming in Autism was awarded third prize at Ottawa Little Theatre’s 72nd National One-Act Playwriting Competition. Adjudicator Garry Davey says the play is a “strongly imagined piece with a distinctive style... both funny and heart-breaking at times.”  The French version received a studio residence from Montreal, Arts Interculturels in 2014.  She was selected for Black Theatre Workshop's Artist Mentorship Program in 2014-2015 as an actor and playwright learning from the likes of Mike Payette and Alexandria Haber.  She also received a short term mentorship from Montreal, Arts Interculturels for her work-in-progress, The Autism Monologues.  In 2016, she was awarded a commission grant  on behalf of the Cole Foundation's Intercultural Conversations program to write a new play for TYA for Black Theatre Workshop.  Christine holds a Certificate of Professional Screenwriting from UCLA and an MBA from McGill University.   She’s studied acting with John Strasberg, Gilles Plouffe and Brian Doubt, to name a few.  Other acting credits include Abie Baby and a member of The Tribe in Hair by In The Wings Promotions; Summit Entertainment’s Warm Bodies; Rafaël Ouellet’s Gurov and Anna (FNC 2015) and Beyond Man (FFM 2011).  Christine's work is largely informed by her mixed race heritage and her multicultural environment.

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