Christine Brubaker is a director, actor and educator. She is an Assistant Professor in Directing at the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary in Alberta. She splits her time between Calgary and Toronto. Current projects in development include; Henry G20, a freely reimagined Henry V set on the streets of Toronto during the G20 Summit protests where the civilian protesters go head to head with the militarized police force (The Bentway Stachan Stage); The Life and Death by Ana Petrovna by Hannah Rittner, Antigone Lives* by Susannah Fournier, Smoke by Elena Belyea and , a new, as-of-yet unnannouced adaptation for the Shaw Festival.
Past projects include a national tour of Elle, adapted by Severn Thompson and produced by Theatre Passe Muraille, William Inge's evocative Picnic for Fanshawe College, and Kate Hennig's adaption of four Oscar Wilde short stories, Wilde Tales, for the Shaw Festival. Christine was the Revival Director for the Stratford Festival's rich and imaginative Alice Through the Looking-glass which saw productions in Charlottetown, Winnipeg and Edmonton. She is a co-creator and performer with Erin Brubacher on 7th Cousins: an Automythography - a 32 day walk tracing Mennonite immigration routes and staged performance ; and Artistic Advisor for the National Arts Centre.
As an actor, Christine has performed on major stages across Canada including: Tartuffe, Sound of Music and Enron(NAC); Fear of Flight (Artistic Fraud); Vaudevilles of Chekov (NAC); The Penelopiad & The Danish Play (Nightwood Theatre); A Comedy of Errors (Canstage); The Trials of John Demjanjuk (Theatre Asylum); The Babysitter (Theatre Direct). She is a 1994 Graduate of the National Theatre School, holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts through Goddard College in Vermont. She is a 1994 Fox Fellow, the winner of two Dora Awards for Performance, the J.B. Watkins Prize, the 2014 Gina Wilkinson Prize and the 2016 Ken McDougall Prize for Emerging Directing. Christine is a regular acting instructor at Sheridan College.