ASC alum Isaly Viana recently performed with Urban Theatre Co., just booked a commercial and was cast in An Xmas Cuento Remix at 16th Street Theater, performing through Dec. 2019. Go Isaly!
Christina is an actor and fight choreographer, originally from the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York.
As an actor, recent/favorite credits include Hannah and Martin, The Tall Girls, and Crime and Punishment (Shattered Globe Theatre), 3C (A Red Orchid Theatre), The River and Cyrano (Boho), and Men Should Weep (Jeff Citation for Best Play) for Griffin Theatre. She has also had the pleasure to work with companies such as Steppenwolf Theatre Co, Stage Left Theatre, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, City Lit, and her artistic home Shattered Globe Theatre, where she is an ensemble member. Tv/Film credits include Motion/Performance capture for the character of Cassie Cage for the story mode of the videogame Mortal Kombat 11. She can also be seen in Clarion New Media's webseries, The Adventures of Jacketman.
As a violence/intimacy designer, selected credits include Victims of Duty, 33 to Nothing, and The Nether (A Red Orchid Theatre); The Children, BLKS, Visiting Edna, and The Crucible (Steppenwolf Theatre Co); Pomona, Red Rex, Lela & Co., Wastwater, Posh, and Brilliant Adventures (Steep Theatre); Ragtime (Griffin Theatre); and Crime and Punishment, In the Heat of the Night, Our Country's Good, and The Whaleship Essex for Shattered Globe Theatre.
"I came to Acting Studio Chicago with zero experience in the craft, just a desire to have fun and have a new experience. ASC delivered on that and more; the people in my class with me were great, and the teacher - Christina Gorman - was just fantastic. Beyond fantastic. Her enthusiasm, positive attitude, real talk when feedback was needed and authenticity make her an incredible teacher, and no doubt a wonderful actress. I can't wait to take another class!!"
— Emily Drake