Christine McBurney

Assistant Professor
M.F.A., Kent State University

Christine McBurney

Christine McBurneyAssistant Professor

M.F.A., Kent State University
B.A., Columbia University

Co-founding co-artistic director of Cleveland’s critically-acclaimed classical theatre company Mamaí (2010-2017), Christine McBurney is a director; stage, film and voice actor; and an educator. Her 2017 production of "A Doll's House" at Playhouse Square won a Superior Achievement Award from the Cleveland Critics’ Circle. She’s an alumna of Directors Lab West and has received grants and fellowships to study Shakespeare at The Globe Theatre in London, the National Institute on Teaching Shakespeare, The Juilliard School, and Shakespeare & Company.

As an actor, she has performed at nearly every venue in Cleveland, including Playhouse Square, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland Public Theatre, Beck Center and others. She has authored essays and theatre criticism for national and local publications, most recently for BELT Publishing's "Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology." An award-winning educator, she has taught theatre, film and radio broadcasting at both the college and high-school levels.

McBurney holds a Bachelor of Arts in comparative literature and writing from Columbia University and a Master of Fine Arts in acting from Kent State University. In 2019, she will direct "The Critique of the School for Wives" and "As You Like It" at BW, and "Romeo and Juliet" for Rubber City Theatre in Akron. She is a proud Stage Directors and Choreography Society member and an Equity Membership Candidate.

Personal Website

Learn more about McBurney on her personal website.