Christina Baldwin

Artistic Director at the Jungle Theater

Christina Baldwin is Artistic Director of the Jungle Theater where she has directed and performed in many Jungle productions. Christina’s collaborations range from Shakespeare and contemporary plays, to musical theater and opera. 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 collaborator with the Tony Award winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune for nearly 10 years, Christina co-adapted and performed the title role in their critically- acclaimed touring production of Carmen. She writes, adapts and directs operas—most recently writing the libretto for “In the Midst of Things” with An Opera Theatre and directing “Everything Comes to a Head” with Lyric Opera of the North and the nationally-acclaimed Decameron Opera Coalition (selected to be a part of the Performing Arts COVID-19 Response Collection in the Library of Congress). Christina has been a recording artist and vocalist with the Minnesota Orchestra, a writer/actor on NPR’s “Wits” and “A Prairie Home Companion,” and has lent her voice to animated short films by the Dutch filmmaker Rosto A.D. (Cannes Film Festival award-winner).