Christina Wright

Mariposa Arts

Available to Community

Christina Wright is a Teaching Artist for Theater with Mariposa Arts. A native of the South Bay Area, when Christina started lining up her stuffed animals to perform plays in her room, her parents suspected she might someday have a career in the dramatic arts. After performing in school plays all throughout grade school, she went on to study at the Foothill Theatre Conservatory in Los Altos Hills and earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts/Drama at San Francisco State University. Along with acting, singing and directing, Christina also transitioned into film studies and earned a Master’s in Film Theory and History from Trinity College Dublin. She currently teaches as an Adjunct Instructor for the Film and Television Department at De Anza College in Cupertino and freelances as a screenwriter. In addition to teaching with Mariposa Arts, Christina runs an after-school film and drama club, through her program Lights, Character, Action!, with local schools here in Santa Cruz County, with a focus on social and emotional learning, leadership development and global citizenship. She is also a youth group facilitator for the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program.

Christina is now living on the Central Coast and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Salinas Valley Arts and Innovation Hub, which connects arts, education, and business development capabilities to build healthy, prosperous communities in the Salinas Valley. She also serves on the Advisory Board for New York's Children's Theatre Company, the Advisory Committee for University of San Diego’s Character Education Resource Center, and the Board of Director’s for the UNA-USA Monterey Bay Chapter where she serves on the Youth Education Committee and International Documentary Film Festival Committee.


Virtual Theater Games (Online)

Grades: K-5
Hourly Rate: $28 (negotiable)
Requirements: Zoom

Description: Theater Games to help quickly create interesting characters, dialogue and story with whatever items you have available at home.
Learning Goals: Developing literacy in theatre through discovering its expressive elements, knowing the terminology that is used to comprehend it, having a clear sense of what it embodies, and being able to reflect, critique, and connect personal experience to it. The theater student makes a character, scene, or story—real or imagined—come alive (creating), shares it with others (performing), analyzes and evaluates the product (responding), and connects the experience to all other contexts of meaning or knowledge (connecting). As a result, aspects of multiple standards can be combined within a learning activity: students can learn a skill, apply it to a scene, make creative decisions while acting out the scene, think critically about their ideas, and relate their ideas to other experiences, contexts, and meanings.