She believes wholeheartedly that Houston is the revolutionary city.
In 1994, she graduated from the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program with galaxy of heartbreak and an MFA. Since 1989, she has been a teacher in a variety of contexts. Currently, she teaches 9th and 10th grade English, Writing & Mediation, and Global Citizenship at The Kinkaid School in Houston.
In 2003, Christa world premiered her one woman show, Antilogical Pedagogical at Diverseworks in Houston, TX. In that show, she played Miss Entendido, a literal desk dweller who teaches “Whatever 101” and “Whatever 102″ to high school students. The guiding rationale of Miss Entendido’s pedagogy is doubt. The show centers around the essential question: Given what I’m doing with my students in the classroom, am I helping them or just making everything a million times worse?”
Antilogical Pedagogical was created and sustained with support from the Houston Arts Alliance and Diverseworks’ Houston Performance Residency. After its premiere, it earned Christa a seat in Edward Albee’s play-writing workshop at the University of Houston, which lead to Christa’s next play, Analectric, a story about a married couple stuck in the static of their communication challenges, who one night find a bag of bloody tongues left on their doorstep.