Playwright & Performing Artist
Christin Eve Cato is a NYC based Playwright and Performer, with an MFA in Playwriting from 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. She is a 2021-2022 Core Apprentice Playwright. An aspiring screenwriter, she is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment.
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 Afro-Latinx/e 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.