Playwright & Performing Artist
Christin Eve Cato is a NYC based Playwright and Performer, who is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Indiana University. She completed her BA 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; INTAR Theatre; and Hip-Hop Theatre Company, Rhymes Over Beats. Born and raised in the Bronx, with a Puerto Rican and Jamaican heritage, Cato’s artistic style is heavily influenced by Caribbean culture, the Afrolatinx diaspora, and the dynamics of urban/inner-city life.
Staged Readings and Workshops include: Sancocho (Borderlands Theatre); What’s Up With Marjorie? (Teatro Vivo); Stoop Pigeons (The Classical Theater of Harlem's Future Classics Reading Series at Lincoln Center); From Hunts Point To Whitlock (Pregones Theater/Harlem9); jelly beans (Indiana University -2020; The Silverton Theater Mine- 2019); and Just A Visit (“More Than Maria” Festival @ Play Your Part Seattle).
Awards and Recognitions: She is a recipient of the 2021 ReImagine New Plays in TYA grant; a 2020 Greater Good Commission; a 2020 Semi-Finalist for The O'Neill NPC; the recipient of the 2019 Jason W. Stradtman Award for Playwriting; and was a finalist in the prestigious Oscar-Qualifying 2019 Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition.
She dedicates much of her work to diversifying theatre, film, and educational institutions, particularly focusing on how to include Latinx voices. Also an award-winning indie film producer, her films have reached festivals like Different Faces, Different Voices; West Virginia Mountaineer Festival; Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival; SAG Foundation Showcase ; 33rd Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival; Official Latino Short Film Festival; Viva Latino Film Festival NYC Int’l; Philadelphia Latino Film Festival; YoFi Film Festival; Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival; New Filmmakers New York Film Festival; Indie Theatre Film Festival; Downtown Urban Arts Festival; and counting.