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Cristina Florencia Castro is a playwright/performer who hails from San Antonio, Texas and has been based in Minneapolis since 2007. Her recent honors include a playwriting residency with the Ingram New Works Project at Nashville Rep, the Jerome Many Voices Fellowship at The Playwrights' Center, Silver Award in Playwriting from the National YoungArts Foundation in Miami, Fl. As a performer she has acted in the Twin Cities with theaters such as The Jungle Theater (Anna in the Tropics), Artistry (W;t), Mixed Blood (The House of Spirits), Park Square (August: Osage County), Daleko Arts (The Shape of Things), Market Garden Theatre (Three Days of Rain), Theater Coup d'Etat (Romeo in Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet), the Playwrights’ Center, Teatro del Pueblo (Quita Mitos), Little Lifeboats (Parhelion), and History Theater (RAW STAGES New Works Festival). Cristina is a 2011 alumna of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.