Christine Estima is a playwright, novelist, actress, and arts journalist sleeping in some forgotten corner of a European railway station.
Her writing has appeared many publications, including Bitch Magazine, CBC, The National Post, NOW Magazine, The Grid, Rabble, Blisstree, YYZ Living Magazine, Matrix Magazine, Exclaim!, Chart Magazine, The Malahat Review, Descant Literary Journal, The New Quarterly, Room Magazine, UKULA, CanPlay, The Encyclopedia of Modern Drama, Canadian Theatre Review, the travel anthology Navigating Customs: A Tendril Anthology (Cumulus Press), and the literary anthology ToK: Writing the New Toronto. She was a finalist in 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada short-prose competition.
Playwrighting credits include, Vignettes In The Dark (2004, Toronto Fringe Festival), The Spadina Monologues (2005, The New Ideas Festival, Alumnae Theatre; 2007, Theatre Passe Muraille backspace, 2010 Foundry Theatre), and The Central Line(2009, International Women Playwrights Conference, Mumbai).
Christine holds a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from York Univeristy (Toronto, Canada). Her award-nominated thesis explores narratives of gendered-ethnicities on the Toronto stage, post 9/11. Try saying that five times, really fast.
Christine was a cast member on the highly-controversial 2008 reality TV show When Women Rule The World, hosted by Steve Jones (T4, The X-Factor, Entertainment Tonight), which premiered on the Channel 4 network in the UK, and was produced by September Films.
As a feminist/vegetarian/pacifist/bookworm, she has solo-backpacked across the Middle East, Europe (East and West, including the Balkans), Asia, South America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Christine was a Top 50 finalist in the Best Job in the World – Island Reef Job global competition, hosted by Tourism Queensland, beating out over 34,000 other applications from over 200 countries.
Christine cannot wear white without spilling something on it, but you’ll still find her, most likely, in the fridge at 4am.