Cristina Florencia Castro

Cristina Florencia Castro

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,...
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 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.

Plays

  • The Very Last Wishes of Grandpa Joe or Mia & Hector Go Sightseeing
    A successful, acclaimed pop-up book artist travels to Ireland on a mission with her best friend -- per his late grandfather's final request -- as she secretly, silently grapples with losing her vision.
  • How The Colds Were Razed (As Told by Gorilla Girl)
    In the Cold family, no one dies by natural means. Members name their DEATH DAY - an event in which family bids and fights for the right to kill the "Honored One". Six generations of this macabre tradition culminate in the DEATH DAY of Richard "Solo" Cold, who is to give his life to one of only three remaining family members: The children of his deceased sisters - FOURTH, WRENCH, and MATTER...
    In the Cold family, no one dies by natural means. Members name their DEATH DAY - an event in which family bids and fights for the right to kill the "Honored One". Six generations of this macabre tradition culminate in the DEATH DAY of Richard "Solo" Cold, who is to give his life to one of only three remaining family members: The children of his deceased sisters - FOURTH, WRENCH, and MATTER. A dark comedy set in a candlelit world of violence and secrets, Solo's DEATH DAY is witnessed by his dog, GORILLA GIRL. A story about that inescapable, undefinable, and completely terrible tie between people: family.