Christina Rodriguez de Conte

Tel: (561)214-1088 / Email: Crodstage@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Florida State University Theatre Studies Doctoral Candidate-Anticipated Graduation Date 2019

  • National Endowment for the Humanities’ The Immigrant Experience in California through Literature and Theater– July 2016

  • Theatre of the Oppressed, Rainbow of Desire, TOPLAB NYC – Spring 2015

  • Civil Rights Educator’s Institute – July 2015

  • MA Theatre Ed & Community (Theatre of the Oppressed), Emerson College- Graduated 2014

  • Certificate, Connecticut School of Broadcasting- Graduated 2010 

  • Shakespearean Training, Globe Theatre, London- 2005

  • BA Theatre Performance, University of Florida- Graduated 2003

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY - Tallahassee, FL

Teacher/Teaching Assistant, August 2014 - current 

  • Responsible for creating weekly lesson plans for theatre classes focused on introducing college students to theatre's role within society.

  • Classes Taught: THE 2020 - Introduction to theatre for majors. THE 2000 - Introduction to theatre for non-majors.

  • Teaching Assistant for World Theatre History and Latin@ Theatre.

  • Collaborated in the developing and launching of a new online Introduction to Theatre  course at FSU.

 

TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Tallahassee, FL

Adjunct Professor, January 2018 - current

  • Responsible for creating weekly lesson plans that emphasize the appreciation of theatre in a social and historical context.

  • Classes Taught: THE 2000 – Theatre Appreciation for non-majors.

 

 

OASIS CENTER FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS' GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING SUMMER CAMP!- Tallahassee, FL.

Camp Director, May 2016 – August 2016

  • Coordinated excursions and events for 25 girls over an 8 week session that supported the center’s vision of female empowerment through experience.Managed counselors and helped integrate Conscious Discipline as a means to create healthy boundaries for young girls to make even healthier choices.

 

ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE- Boston, Ma.

Guest Artist/Teacher, January 2012- May 2014

  • Developed and taught lessons where students could explore character, scripts and  the use of  movement to infuse language.

 

YMCA SALEM THEATRE COMPANY-   Salem, MA. 

Lead Teacher, July 2013 – May 2014   

  • Customized 3 separate 2 week theatre camp programs for middle school ages.

  • Created weekly lesson plans, as well as, production schedules for staff and participants.  

  • Oversaw the development and management of employees and campers during a 3 month Summer Camp.  

  • Designed a preschool class that introduced children to multiple aspects of theatre and expression.

 

DOLPHIN ENTERTAINMENT- Miami, FL 

Acting Teacher, June 2007 – December 2007 

  • Created weekly lesson plans specifically designed to encourage young talent to express creatively. 

 

PALM BEACH PUBLIC SCHOOLS- Wellington & Boca Raton, FL

9th & 10th grade English Teacher, August 2004- May 2006

  • Responsible for creating curriculum and lesson plans that follow the English Standards and enhance creative reasoning skills.

 

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

 

MICKEE FAUST ACADEMY FOR THE REALLY DRAMATIC ARTS – Tallahassee, FL. Assistant to the Executive Director, September 2017 – Current.

  • Responsible for securing and managing the rentals of Mickee Faust’s three different performance spaces.

  • Work in conjunction with Grant team to write and research possible grants for the theatre as well as the community. 

 

 

MICKEE FAUST ACADEMY FOR THE REALLY DRAMATIC ARTS – Tallahassee, FL. Writer/Performer/Director, January 2016 – Current.

  • Active member of the Mickee Faust writers’ collective creating original scripts to shape the writing of quarterly skits for Cabaret shows.

  • Direct performers and technicians to produce 1-2 skits in the bi-annual Faust Cabarets.

  • Serve as an Executive Plus member focused primarily on the evolution of the theatre.

 

BALLENISLES CHANNEL 63- West Palm Beach, FL

Producer/Media Coordinator, May 2010 –July 2011

  • Responsible for producing 12 programs of the in- house TV station, Channel 63, which includes scripting, interviewing and directing.  

  • Coordinated sets up locations for filming production and photography sessions.   

 

MTV/NICKELODEON LATIN AMERICA- Miami Beach, FL

Production Intern, January 2010 

 

INSYTE PRODUCTIONS- West Palm Beach, FL

Associate Producer, Assistant Director October 2007 – December 2009

  • Coordinated various aspects of pre and post production for “The Lovers N Friends Show”.  

  • Contributed to the creative development of the series through intensive script analysis as well as private sessions with actors on character development and portrayal.

  • Produced and Managed Group Photo shoots (15+ Actors) geared primarily toward online marketing and promotions. 

  • Designed, dressed, and erected performance sets.

 

 

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

  • Mickee Faust Cabarets (2015- current)   Director                    The Mickee Faust Club

  • Out of Silence: Abortion stories              Director                   NYC Youth Advocacy

  • The Cuban Swimmer                               Director                    Emerson College 

  • La Nona                                                   Director                    Escena Lationa

  • Jungle Book                                             Director                    YMCA Theatre Co. 

  • Little Mermaid                                         Director                    YMCA Theatre Co

  • Mulan                                                       Director                    YMCA Theatre Co 

  • Fences                                                      Director                    Gainesville Community Playhouse

  • Lovers N Friends (web-series)                AD                             In Style Productions

  • The Crucible                                            AD                              Lake Worth  Playhouse

  • Respect                                                     ASM                          Cuillo Center of Performing Arts   

  • I Love a Piano                                          ASM                          Cuillo Center of Performing Arts   

  • Dream                                                      ASM                          Cuillo Center of Performing Arts  

 

ACTING EXPERIENCE

  • Mickee Faust Cabarets (2015- current)    Director                   The Mickee Faust Club

  • Other                                                       Solo Performance    Emerson College

  • Mujer’s de Arena                                   Malu                           Escena Latina

  • Medea                                                    Jason                          Emerson Stage

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show         Eddie/Dr.Scott           Lake Worth Playhouse

  • Choral Concert Series                          Soprano Vocals         Carnegie Hall

  • The Carriage                                          The Horse                  Coconut Grove Playhouse

  • Dracula                                                   Dracula                      University of Florida 

  • As You Like It                                         Duke’s Mistress        Athens Greek Tour         

  • The Pajama Game                                 Poopsie                     The Lyric Theatre

  • Grease                                                    Marty                        Gainesville Community Playhouse

  • Annie Get Your Gun                               Winnie                        Lake Worth Playhouse

  • Annie                                                       Ira                              Gainesville Community Playhouse

  • Fuddy Mirrors                                        Claire                         University of Florida

  • Hoggetown Medieval Fair                     Lara the Black          Thieves Guild Fight Troupe

  • Hoggetown Medieval Fair                     Lady Roseline           Thieves Guild Fight Troupe

  • Hoggetown Medieval Fair                     Molly Lickalot           Thieves Guild Fight Troupe

 

 

FILM EXPERIENCE

  • Lovers N Friends                                   Mercedes (lead)         Wolfe Videos

  • Interpersonal Violence                          Musician                     Diane Wilkins Productions

  • Pieces of a Love Affair                          Tony (lead)                  In Stye Productions

  • Psychobabble                                        Ginny (supporting)     Jon Doe Productions

  • Elvis Stood Us Up                                  Myself                          University of Florida

 

 

PLAYWRITING EXPERIENCE

  • Shero: Feme Fetale                              Playwright                    The Mickee Faust Club

  • Lovers N Friends                                  Script Writer                Wolfe Videos

  • Sueña Con Migo                                    Script Translator         MTV Latin America

  • Other                                                      Playwright                    Emerson College

  • Mystery of the Violated Vagina           Playwright                    Florida State University

 

WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES

  • ASTR Conference - Extraordinary Players working group – “Hip-checking a Space for Roller Derby in Feminist Theatre” – November 2017

  • Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, “Strategizing Space: A call for All-Female Production Spaces” – May 2017

  • NYU Educational Theatre Forum Conference presenter, “Connecting to Theatre History

       with Applied Theatre” - April 2016

  • Business Professional Women Fall Conference Featured Speaker and workshop facilitator, A Woman’s Right to Positive Power.  - November 2015

  • AATE Conference presenter, “Other: Self Imaging Gender” – August 2014

  • NETC Conference presenter, “Gender Bent” - Spring 2014

  • Medicine Wheel, “Gender Bent”- Spring 2014

  • C.I.R.C.L.E. Boston Desegregation Project – August 2014 – December 2015

 

HONORS, GRANTS & AWARDS 

  • 2017 Freedom Summer Collegiate Fellowship recipient.

  • 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities’ grant recipient.

  • Florida State University – Full Scholarship for a PHD in Theatre

  • Congress of Graduate Student 2016 Grant recipient.

  • Recipient of the Emerson Dean’s Scholarship

  • Emerson Student Fund Grant Recipient for Other.

  • Student Graduate Association Mini-scholarship for Conference Presentation at NETC.

  • Received the 2005 English Speaking Union of WPB award to study at the Globe Theatre in London.

  • Honored with Best Comedic Short at the Miami Film Festival for Psychobabble

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • “A Strategic Call for All-Female Production Spaces”, Praxis Journal, Villanova University Press, 2018.

  • “Socially Conscious Theatre: Acting as a Vessel for Change”, Acting for the Stage, Taylor & Francis Focal Press, 2017.

  • “Humiliation”, Basta: 100+ Latinas Against Gender Violence, The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno, Latino Research Center, 2017.

  • “Leading like a Lady”, Business Professional Women’s Magazine, Spring 2016

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Producer/Director/Performer for Out of Silence: Abortion Stories 3in1 campaign. NYC Youth Advocacy Community Performance. Tallahassee - May 2018.

  • King Chris Rod, (Drag King) hosted the Womens' Pride Event, Tallahassee Pride – 2017

  • King Chris Rod, (Drag King) hosted the Queer Youth Pride Prom Drag Show, Tallahassee Pride - 2017

  • King Chris Rod, (Drag King) hosted the Womens' Pride Event, Tallahassee Pride - 2016

  • King Chris Rod, (Drag King) performed at the Annual Lake Worth Playhouse Fundraiser, FL. 2010-2015

  • King Chris Rod, (Drag King) hosted Drag Condom Bingo sexual education event. FSU health services - 2015

  • King Chris Rod, (Drag King) hosted Boston Pride @ Feneille Hall – July 2014

  • King Chris Rod, (Drag King) served as a Judge for the queer youth Drag Competition. Organized by BAGLY, Boston, MA – Fall 2012

 

Special Skills

  • Bilingual:  Fluent in English and Spanish

  • SAFD trained: Can fight with Double Sword, Gladius Sword, Long Dagger, Short Dagger, Whip, Axe, Sais, and FISTS!!

  • Can play any sport that ends in” ball: Football, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Dodge Ball, Racquet Ball, Fooze ball …

  • Work well with Children, animals, and animal-like-children!