Cristina Castro is a playwright/performer who hails from San Antonio, Texas and has been based in Minneapolis since 2007. Her recent 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 where such illustrious Company Members as playwright Raul Castillo, Kristina Poe, and former Artistic Director John Ortiz mentored her. 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 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 andGoddess 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 and is a 2011 alumna of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.
The Parsnip Ship will present a live episode recording with music of Cristina Florencia Castro's "The Very Last Wishes of Grandpa Joe or Mia & Hector Go Sightseeing" on April 3 2019, with an interview with the playwright: https://bit.ly/2DpAH7l
Cristina Florencia Castro will be included in the Ingram New Works Lab for emerging playwrights at Nashville Repertory Theatre. Lab Playwrights develop new works in a yearlong residency culminating in the annual Ingram New Works Festival. Info here: https://nashvillerep.org/ingram-new-works-playwrights