Christina Pastor

Christina’s 2019/20 classes:
Downtown | Thursdays: After-School Play Gr. 1-4 (4:30PM-5:30PM)

Christina Pastor

Christina has just returned to Toronto after having spent 20 years of living and working in NYC. Her experiences range from acting to directing to coaching at some of the most renowned theatre schools in the world. She coached acting and stage voice at New York University, Circle In the Square Theatre School and The University of Connecticut. She has also created her own acting intensive “Acting Shakespeare,” which has led to various lead roles for her clients over the years. Additionally, she had a thriving private studio for acting, stage voice, and dialect coaching as well as accent reduction. Christina is thrilled to be back in Toronto and excited to establish roots in the Canadian theatre community.

Q&A with Christina

Name your favourite YPT production:

Really Rosie.

Describe your favourite Drama School memory:

We were asked to perform a Christmas show at the Broadway theatre attached to the school. The audience was filled with kids who had never been able to afford to go to the theatre. The looks of wonder and happiness on their faces during the performance reminded us all of the power and magic of theatre and storytelling.

What would the central theme of a play written about you be?

Living the Adventure.

As the 2019/2020 Season theme is the Seven Ancestral Teachings, what is something you appreciate about Toronto and why?

After living in NYC the last twenty years, it is amazing to return to a city where diversity and difference are celebrated.