About Christin Cato

Christin Eve Cato is a NYC based performer and writer. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Playwriting at Indiana University where she was just recently awarded the Jason W. Stradtman Award for playwriting. She completed her B.A. 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 (ensemble member); INTAR Theatre (UNIT 52 ensemble member); Hip-Hop Theatre Company, Rhymes Over Beats (producing member). Born and raised in the Bronx, with a Puerto Rican and Jamaican heritage, Cato’s artistic style is heavily influenced by Caribbean culture, the Afrolatino diaspora, and the dynamics of urban/inner-city life. Plays include: What’s Up With Marjorie? (Teatro Vivo); From Hunts Point To Whitlock (Pregones Theater/Harlem9); Smacked-Up Love (Indiana University); and Just A Visit (“More Than Maria” Festival @ Play Your Part Seattle).

Other credits include: New York Theater: Job (World Premiere/ The Flea Theater); I Hate Fucking Mexicans (World Premiere/The Flea Theater); Dancing in My Cockroach Killers (PRTT); Shadow Box (Open Hydrant Theater Co.); Satyricoño (INTAR); Marfa Lights (INTAR); The Beacons (New York Premiere/ INTAR); Juliet & Romeo (The Brick); Ribbon About a Bomb (Exquisite Corpse Company at Governor’s Island); Showtime (MITF) Regional: Patience, Fortitude, and other Anti-Depressants (LA Premiere/The LATC); We Have Ire (San Francisco Premiere/ Yerba Buena Cultural Center for the Arts). Awards: Best Supporting Actress, City Stars, Different Faces, Different Voices International Women’s Film Festival.

Recent Credits

At First Sight - A Festival of New Plays

IU Theatre — 2nd Year MFA Playwright

Water by the Spoonful

IU Theatre — Haikumom

At First Sight - A Festival of New Plays

IU Theatre — Lauren Seldon (Haus of Mirth)