Christina Mei Chen

ACTOR. SINGER. PLAYWRIGHT. TRAVELLER.

UP NEXT: VIETGONE

Christina will be making her Company One Theatre debut as Tong in VIETGONE, running April 26th through May 25th at the Plaza Theatre at the BCA.

A kinda-true love story with a hip-hop heart, Vietgone is a hilarious ride from Marvel Studios writer Qui Nguyen, who mixes music and memory to pin down his own origin story.

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Lyric Stage Debut

After just graduating down the street, Christina is excited to return to Boston for the Lyric Stage’s production of the Pulitzer-nominated play, The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe. Christina will serve as the assistant director as well as the off-stage swing.

More information can be found at https://www.lyricstage.com/productions/the-wolves/

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Christina's Original One Act to be produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Christina's Original One Act to be produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Christina’s original One Act, A Fine Line, will be produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre as part of their Fall Play Competition. Limited engagement from 9/21-9/29. Tickets and more information here.

SYNOPSIS: It’s Blair’s 21st birthday, and her roommates Warwick and Jamie promised to celebrate with a chill night of thai food and wine in their college apartment. Before they can even cut the cake, the conversation goes south and Blair walks a fine line trying to express her concerns about Jamie’s boyfriend. The night ends abruptly, causing their whole world to shift. Warwick and Blair try to cope with the aftermath, wondering if they should have crossed the line sooner.

Graduation!

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Graduation!

This past week, Christina graduated from Northeastern University with a BA in Theatre Performance… MAGNA CUM LAUDE! And yes she rocked that soft pink pantsuit at TD Garden. Can we get a woot woot!

During her four years at Northeastern, Christina was heavily involved in student life on campus. She was a member of the Northeastern Cheerleading team, Silver Masque (Student-led theatre organization that focused on creating new work), and the Department of Theatre. She had prominent roles in five main stage productions, and wrote and directed her own 10 minute play as part of Silver Masque’s new play initiative. Her original One Act, A Fine Line, had it’s premiere at the Spring 2017 Playwriting Readings.

Christina was able to complete and independent study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art during her junior year, where she studied Shakespeare and other classical texts. The summer before her senior year, Christina trained at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco with their Summer Training Congress. She studied Meisner, Chekhov, Improv, Shakespeare, and the art of “staying in the shit”, as her acting teacher Warren David Keith would say.

Later this summer, Christina will be moving to NYC to pursue her dream of performing on NYC stages! For now, she will return to Beijing, China, to spend time with her family before her next big adventure.

photo by Victoria Romulo