About Christin Cato

Christin Eve Cato is a NYC based playwright and performer. She received her M.F.A. in Playwriting from Indiana University in 2021. 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 an ensemble member with NYC theater companies, Pregones/PRTT, and INTAR Theatre. Embracing her Puerto Rican and Jamaican heritage, Cato’s artistic style is heavily influenced by Caribbean culture and the Afrolatinx diaspora. Plays include: Stoop Pigeons (2020 O’Neill NPC Semi-Finalist | The Classical Theatre of Harlem | Texas State University); Sancocho (Milagro Theatre & Borderlands Theater); jelly beans (Indiana University); What’s Up With Marjorie? (Teatro Vivo); From Hunts Point To Whitlock (Pregones Theater & Harlem9); Genie in a Pumpkin (Cardinal Stage); and Smacked-Up Love (Indiana University). She is a recipient of the 2020 Greater Good Commission and is also an active member of the Latinx Playwright’s Circle in NYC. In 2023 her play Sancocho premiered at Women's Project Theatre Off-Broadway in a co-production with the Sol Project and the Latinx Playwright's Circle. It was a NY Times Critic's pick and was extended three times. 

Recent Credits

At First Sight

IU Theatre — Playwright, The Black + Brown Guerrillas

At First Sight - A Festival of New Plays

IU Theatre — Playwright, jelly beans

Water by the Spoonful

IU Theatre — Haikumom

At First Sight - A Festival of New Plays

IU Theatre — Lauren Seldon (Haus of Mirth)