Christina is an actor and fight choreographer, originally from the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York.
As an actor, recent/favorite credits include The Moors (Jeff Award for Best Production - Mid Size and Jeff Nomination for Best Ensemble) & 3C with A Red Orchid Theatre, Rutherford and Son (TimeLine Theatre), Hannah and Martin, The Tall Girls, and Crime and Punishment (Shattered Globe Theatre), The River & Cyrano (Boho), and Men Should Weep (Jeff Citation for Best Production) & Stage Door (Jeff Nomination for Best Production) 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. On Camera credits include Chicago Med and motion/performance capture for the story mode of the videogame Mortal Kombat 11 (Cassie Cage).
As a violence/intimacy designer, selected credits include The Moors, Victims of Duty, 33 to Nothing, & The Nether (A Red Orchid Theatre); The Children, BLKS, Visiting Edna, & The Crucible (Steppenwolf Theatre Co); Pomona, Red Rex, Lela & Co., Wastwater, Posh, & Brilliant Adventures (Steep Theatre); Ragtime (Griffin Theatre); Miss Holmes Returns (Lifeline Theatre); and Crime and Punishment, In the Heat of the Night, Our Country's Good, & The Whaleship Essex for Shattered Globe Theatre.
The Conservatory will provide a great opportunity for teen actors to deepen the audition skills acquired in the Clinic or ASC Teen Classes, and to expand their exposure to other acting techniques and Chicago professionals in a professional setting. ~Week of July 17th.
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Christina (Gorman, Scene Study) brings such a high amount of energy and passion to every single class and really gave each scene performed all her attention and energy. It's really cool and inspiring, as a young actor, to have a teacher who clearly shows a deep level of love and passion for this art.
— Kyle DuMez
She (Christina Gorman - Level 2 Shurtleff to Scene: Online) was excellent! She explained many things about what to expect during theatre and TV auditions, along with helping us improve our skills and helping us understand Shurtleff's Guideposts more.
— Cara Olson
She (Christina Gorman — Level 2 Shurtleff to Scene Online) taught us a lot about the industry and how to audition successfully. As well as points in a scene where a character makes discoveries, and how to take our emotions to a higher level while acting.
— Meredith Torvik
Christina (Gorman-Contemporary Monologue) Helped me to see exactly where I am in my process and what I need to work on next. She's an incredibly caring and compassionate instructor.
— Adam Jennings
Christina Gorman’s Level 2 class was phenomenal. She had amazing insight on the industry and her feedback was incredibly helpful. Not to mention she is so fun and hilarious, and she made the 3 hours zoom by. Two thumbs up!
— Olivia Wood
"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