Christine’s theatre work has been seen in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Mexico, Korea and the US. She co-founded the award winning Cliffhanger Productions in Toronto while writing many scripts for CBS, CTV, CBC, History and Family Channel, including acting as Story Editor on several series. In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, she was the first artistic director of the Diez Minutos Festival where she also directed mainstage productions. She had several plays produced in Brighton, UK and her full length FOUR THIEVES VINEGAR (about the Black Death) ran three weeks in London in 2017 to four star reviews, and sold out at the Brighton Fringe in 2019. She is the winner of the Marion Thauer Brown New Audio Script Competition for 2018, her novella LEMON GOLF (MUST TRY HARDER) was first runner up in The Heritage Future Great Story Contest in California in 2019 while her monologue COUSINS won the Soundworks Short Story Contest in 2020. Her work is currently being performed on radio and online platforms in both North America and the UK. Published plays can be found on Smith Scripts and StageScripts UK.
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MORE ABOUT ME
I believe storytelling (rather than bartered sex!) is by far the the oldest profession. and from the moment I saw an am dram melodrama (complete with twirling mustache) at the age of six I was hooked on live theatre as the way to do it. When an audience and actors are present in the same space, something alchemical can and should occur. A raising of collective consciousness. However, the more we are told stories simply for profit rather than by and for our own communities, the less chance there is for self examination or empathy. We need to tell stories about who we are and why we're here in order to keep trying to understand who we are and why we're here. For me I also believe in disarming the audience with humour so they are vulnerable to absorb ideas as well as the whispers of the past and future. As Edward Bond said: "Have you been entertained? Good. But Laughter that’s not also an idea is cruel."
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Two full lengths at the moment, one a thriller (about poor mental health leading to manipulation and horror) and another which is a speculative bio-piece about a famous woman.
Historical, thriller, mystery, comedy, dark comedy, family relationships, biography, folkloric adaptations