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Christina Baldwin


Christina Baldwin is a director, writer, adapter, producer, performer and frequent collaborator with the Minnesota Orchestra as a soloist, actor and recording artist. Her collaborations range from Shakespeare and contemporary plays to musical theater and opera, film and live theater. An advocate of new work, she develops new plays, musical theater and opera with the likes of the Ojai Playwrights Conference, The Playwrights’ Center, Nautilus Music-Theater and The Moving Company. A longtime collaborator with the Tony Award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune, including serving as artistic director, she co-adapted and performed the title role in their critically acclaimed touring production of Carmen. She also writes, adapts and directs operas. Recently, she was the librettist for In the Midst of Things with An Opera Theatre and directed the virtual work Everything Comes to a Head with Lyric Opera of the North and the Decameron Opera Coalition, which was selected to be a part of the Performing Arts COVID-19 Response Collection in the Library of Congress. She has been a recording artist and vocalist with the Minnesota Orchestra, a writer/actor on NPR’s Wits and A Prairie Home Companion, acted in numerous films and television, and has lent her voice to animated short films by the Dutch filmmaker Rosto A.D., who is a Cannes Film Festival award-winner. She serves as artistic director at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis.