Instructor of Theatre Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy
M.F.A., Acting, Old Globe Theatre; B.A., Theatre, University of Maryland
Christine Marie Brown is a passionate theatre performer and teacher. As a former New Yorker, Brown made her Broadway debut in the Tony-award winning production of both parts of William Shakespeare's Henry IV. She has also appeared Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep and NYC Fringe Festival. Nationally, her work includes leading roles at The Guthrie, Old Globe, South Coast Rep, Baltimore Centerstage, Shakespeare & Company, Buffalo Studio Arena, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, American Shakespeare Center, Kansas City Rep, and TUTA (Chicago). In Seattle, where she lived and taught for eight years, her work has been seen in plays and musicals at Seattle Rep, Seattle Shakespeare, Village Theatre, Book-It Rep, Taproot Theatre, Theatre22, 5th Avenue NextFest, Engaged Theatre Program, 14/48 Projects and Sandbox Radio. She is a CORE Company Member at ACT Theatre in Seattle where she has been seen in The Pitmen Painters, A Christmas Carol, Mr. Burns, Beatrice & Benedick (a co-pro with Seattle Opera in 2018), The Wolves and Oslo. This past summer, she had the great privilege of performing with the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival for the first time in the midwest premiere of Eleanor Burgess’s searing play The Niceties, directed by IAA alum Krista Williams and co-starring IAA alum Shavonna Banks.
As an educator, Brown has taught at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, MoPop Museum, and many schools in the Seattle area through Jack Straw Productions, including English pronunciation at the Seattle World School for ESL students. She was a member of the faculty at Freehold Theatre Lab for seven years where she taught Intro to Acting, Beginning Scene Study, Advanced Scene Study, Rehearsal & Performance and taught Auditioning in the Ensemble Training Intensive, a nine-month long theatre school for adults. Through Freehold’s Engaged Theatre Program, she performed in a prison tour for four summers with several of Shakespeare’s plays. In his canon, she has taken on the roles of Juliet, Rosalind, Hermione, Viola, Desdemona, Hermia, Hotspur, Lysandra and Autolycus, among others.
Her directing credits include The Nebraska Dispatches, Infinite Black Suitcase, Fahrenheit 451: A Radio Play, ETI Professional Actor Showcase and The Children’s
Hour for IAA last spring.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the Old Globe Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Maryland, where she was a CAPA Performing Arts Scholar. She is a member of both AEA and SAG-AFTRA.