Christina got her start in improv through the UIG in 2011, where she performed until 2016.
During her five years with the UIG, she served as Co-President and Treasurer for 2 years, Promotions officer for 2 years, and had the privilege to perform in Victoria, Vancouver and at a variety of venues across the greater Edmonton area. Christina volunteered for Rapid Fire Theatre for six seasons and is ecstatic to be joining her friends on stage. In her spare time, she volunteers as a Master Composter Recycler, teaching Edmontonians about the joy of composting, tips on waste reduction and the importance of recycling. You can also catch her hiking the trails of Elk Island National Park and crying everytime she sees a dog.
TV Shows: Goosebumps, The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Dexter, Twin Peaks, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Wentworth, The Fall, The X-Files, Drag Race, Hannibal
Movies: Friday the 13th, Halloween, Beetlejuice, The Conjuring, Scooby Doo on Zombie Island, The Shining, Troll 2, Hair, Dumb and Dumber, REC, Bridesmaids, Jurassic Park, The Silence of the Lambs
Actors: Tina Faye, Amy Poehler, Winona Ryder, Laverne Cox, Gillian Anderson, Rachel Dratch, John C Reilly, French Stewart, John Lithgow, Keegan Michael-Key, Laurence Fishburne
Video Games: Crash Bandicoot, Mario Kart, Minesweeper
Books: Pet Semetary, Eating Animals, It, Fear Street, Goosebumps, Harry Potter, The Shining, Carrie, Misery, Cujo
Authors: Stephen King, Thomas King, R.L. Stine
Music: Liz Phair, Lizzo, Sheryl Crow, Blink-182, Foo Fighters, Hole, Sleater Kinney, Tegan and Sara, July Talk, Father John Misty, Cayley Thomas, ABBA
Websites: logic-puzzles.org, IMDB, rlstine.com
Food: pad thai, chana masala, pizza, vegan nachos, roasted chickpeas, chow mein, green beans, tacos, rigatoni
Words to live by: Greens, browns, water and air
Your own life is more interesting than you think – pull suggestions from your everyday world.
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH RFT?
I began volunteering for Rapid Fire in 2012 while I was part of the University of Alberta Improv Group. I’ve met most of my dearest friends through the UIG or Rapid Fire. I took tons of RFT workshops and then auditioned in 2017.
WHAT ARE THE KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL IMPROV SCENE?
Make bold choices, support your scene partners, listen and have fun!
WHAT ARE SOME TIPS YOU CAN OFFER AUDIENCE MEMBERS ABOUT GIVING SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVISERS?
Your own life is more interesting than you think – pull suggestions from your everyday world. I would love to hear suggestions related to welders, teachers, dentists, mortgage advisors, etc!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SHORT FORM VS. LONG FORM AND VICE VERSA?
Short form lets me go on a wild brain blitz and create a world in mere minutes. Long form allows me to explore an emotional journey and meaningful relationships with patience and care. Both are a joy to be a part of!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR IMPROV STYLE?
I’m like a great bra, I’m supportive and dependable, you can trust that I’ll make your assets look good. If you take your shirt off I’ll take my moment in the spotlight.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT ON STAGE?
There have been so many moments in Sphinxes that were fabulous. Recently I got to be in a silent scene set at a rugby match, while Deepthroat by CupcakKe was blasting.
WHAT DO YOU DO OUTSIDE OF RFT?
I manage a wonderful team of folks in customer service in a big building full of bones and old stuff down the street from the Citadel. I also volunteer as a Master Composter Recycler in my spare time.
HOW DOES IMPROV COME IN HANDY IN YOUR DAY-TO-DAY LIFE?
I try to make my partner laugh every day and so far it’s working. Improv is an essential tool to working with a large team and the public, you never know what kind of weird scenario you’ll be in.
DESCRIBE WORKING FOR RAPID FIRE IN A SINGLE SENTENCE:
A big sexy family reunion that I never want to leave.