Christin Eve Cato

Christin Eve Cato

Christin Eve Cato​ is a NYC based Playwright and Performer, who is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Indiana University. She completed her BA degree from Fordham University, and is also a graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and the Performing Arts. Cato is affiliated with NYC theater companies: Pregones/PRTT; INTAR Theatre; and Hip-Hop Theatre Company, Rhymes Over...
Christin Eve Cato​ is a NYC based Playwright and Performer, who is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Indiana University. She completed her BA degree from Fordham University, and is also a graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and the Performing Arts. Cato is affiliated with NYC theater companies: Pregones/PRTT; INTAR Theatre; and Hip-Hop Theatre Company, Rhymes Over Beats.​ ​Born and raised in the Bronx, with a Puerto Rican and Jamaican heritage, Cato’s artistic style is heavily influenced by Caribbean culture, the Afrolatinx diaspora, and the dynamics of urban/inner-city life. Staged Readings and Workshops include: ​What’s Up With Marjorie? (Teatro Vivo); Stoop Pigeons (The Classical Theater of Harlem's Future Classics Reading Series at Lincoln Center); ​From Hunts Point To Whitlock​ (Pregones Theater/Harlem9); jelly beans (Indiana University -2020; The Silverton Theater Mine- 2019); and ​Just A Visit ​(“More Than Maria” Festival @ Play Your Part Seattle). She is a 2020 Semi-Finalist for The O'Neill NPC, the recipient of the 2019 Jason W. Stradtman Award​ for Playwriting, and was a finalist in the prestigious Oscar-Qualifying 2019 Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition.

Plays

  • jelly beans
    It's the 4th anniversary of Jaden and Julissa's father’s death. To celebrate his life, Mom gets them all together to talk about their fun moments with Dad. This ritual is always painful for the siblings: Julissa is still not ready to talk about her memories and young Jaden barely has any of his own that he can recollect. To solve the ritual problem, Jaden invents a Memory App that is able to...
    It's the 4th anniversary of Jaden and Julissa's father’s death. To celebrate his life, Mom gets them all together to talk about their fun moments with Dad. This ritual is always painful for the siblings: Julissa is still not ready to talk about her memories and young Jaden barely has any of his own that he can recollect. To solve the ritual problem, Jaden invents a Memory App that is able to infiltrate the brain to show all the memories stored in it. Tempted with the idea of seeing Dad again, Julissa secretly syncs herself to the Memory App and gets accidentally trapped inside of her brain! After finding her unconscious, Jaden frantically tries to fix the malfunction and calls on their friends Milton, Destiny and Kira to join the effort to save Julissa. But a big problem awaits them- Julissa discovers that being inside of her brain grants her the opportunity to erase unwanted memories, like Dad's death. If the team doesn't reach Julissa before she makes this major decision the repercussions could change her life forever!
  • Stoop Pigeons
    Stoop Pigeons takes place in the early 2000s when the Bushwick area of Brooklyn was radically gentrifying. We witness the span of a decade that illuminates the culture of the neighborhood and the people who inhabit it. As the block metamorphosizes, so does everything else. We witness how a neighborhood matriarch like Ms. Suzy can be so easily pushed out, and how a new "transplant" like Amanda can...
    Stoop Pigeons takes place in the early 2000s when the Bushwick area of Brooklyn was radically gentrifying. We witness the span of a decade that illuminates the culture of the neighborhood and the people who inhabit it. As the block metamorphosizes, so does everything else. We witness how a neighborhood matriarch like Ms. Suzy can be so easily pushed out, and how a new "transplant" like Amanda can significantly transform the nature of the block. Stoop Pigeons also illustrates how gentrification amplifies drug related crime. As the demographic changes and introduces a new type of client, those who are severely affected are still poor Black and Brown folks. It's interesting how quickly we can neglect the needs of the people who have dedicated their lives trying to keep the neighborhood afloat. What can we do as neighbors to ensure that nobody gets left behind? Is it all inevitable?
  • What's Up With Marjorie?
    Just a slice of the everyday life of a brown Latina woman adulting in New York City...but she's not your average! Marjorie struggles to be herself amidst her dysfunctional family, emotionally unstable friends, and a compromised career. When her love life takes a surprising turn, she is inevitably faced with the tasks of introspection, self-love, and acceptance.
  • Smacked Up Love
    Ana loves Dom. Clara loves Faye. Dom loves Ana and Faye. Love and opioids are the drugs of this time. Everyone is conflicted one way or another. These people are living in a crisis.
  • The Three Brujas
    Inspired by Shakespeare's 3 witches from MacBeth. These three brujas conjure up something super-strange in their super-natural realities.
  • American Made
    Two inmates talk about work-life inside of the penitentiary.
  • The Good Cop
    Anita Jones is a journalist who dedicates her life to civil rights and justice, and she is about to help file a lawsuit that will change many Black and Brown lives forever. Anita needs another signature and turns to her estranged friend, Jade Santiago, a police officer who abides by the blue wall of silence.
  • Spiritual Armor
    A microplay about a granddaughter and her grandmother living in the pandemic, questioning all that is uncertain.
  • My Name is Corona
    A microplay/monologue where we get to hear from little young Corona herself.