Meet Christin Eve Cato & El Coqui Espectacular and The Bottle of Doom

Name: Christin Eve Cato

What is your current project?

El Coqui Espectacular and The Bottle of Doom

Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?

The Julia de Burgos Center for Culture & Performing Arts in El Barrio. This neighborhood is so fitting for the play since it is composed of a large Latino demographic and is right now the center of the gentrifying buzz. The play highlights Latino identity in America, gentrification in NYC, and how the media contributes to these factors.

What’s next for you?

I am working on a couple of web-series: “Meet” & “Slayer”. I will also be developing a children’s book series, “Callaloo”, to have it’s theatrical production debut, “Callaloo Live”, in NYC!

Who is your biggest inspiration right at this moment and why?

My biggest inspiration are my peers right now. I am so lucky to belong to a community of artists that are constantly challenging me, creating with me, and developing work with me. Together, we are inspiring each other to do more and make a difference. Having and belonging to a community is so integral for our souls, our creativity, and most importantly, our Art.

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Twitter: @ccato87
Instagram: @Lady_Cato87

Christin Eve Cato is an award-winning actor from New York City with a background in performing arts, playwriting, and production. She is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and the Performing Arts, and of Fordham University. You can usually catch her at INTAR Theatre, as a member of Unit52. Christin is also a member of the Hip-Hop Theatre Company, Rhymes Over Beats. Heavily active in the Theatre community, she is also Co-Chair of Diversity of the YPAC-board of Theater Resources Unlimited, and is one of the Co-Founders of La Coop (La Cooperativa of New York Latinx Artists) a collective of theatre artists created to bridge the gaps existing in the Latino Theatre Community. She is also a member of New York Women in Film & Television. Born and raised in the Bronx, with a Puerto Rican and Jamaican heritage, Christin has a very unique approach to her artistic style. A mix of caribbean culture, inner-city life, and socio-economic influences. Both an artist and academic, she brings an urban vibe and higher existential understanding to the work which she creates. She is the founder of Cambreleng Productions, LLC., an award-winning production company dedicated to creating films and documentaries based on these principles.

Show information (venue, dates, ticket info)

EL COQUÍ ESPECTACULAR AND THE BOTTLE OF DOOM tells the story of Alex, a comic book artist whose ideas might be “too Puerto Rican,” has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular, defender of Nuyoricans in all five boroughs! When his brother Joe risks being fired from a project for not being Puerto Rican enough, the two, with the help of a young photographer named Yesica, hatch a plan: to debut El Coquí at the Puerto Rican Day Parade and prove themselves to the world. El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom examines the ways in which we define our heritage and ourselves.

Written by Matt Barbot
Directed by Nelson T. Eusebio III
FEATURING Michael John Improta Christin Cato Omar Perez Andrew Rincón Annie Henk
Thursday, November 3th, 8PM
Friday, November 4th, 8PM
Saturday, November 5th, 8PM
Sunday, November 6th, 3:00PM
Thursday, November 10th, 8PM
Friday, November 11th, 8PM
Saturday, November 12th, 8PM
Sunday, November 13th, 3PM

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