Actor | Director | Coach | Writer
SAG-AFTRA * EMC * SDC
NYC * CLE * MTL
Seeds and Dreams
Written by Shahin Afnan and Christine McBurney
Honorable Mention by www.writemovies.com.
The Famous Miss Nobody
Written by Christine McBurney
"The Long Way Home" in Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology
MAGAZINES & WEB
Casting Against Type Does Not Always Equal Inclusivity
Happy 50th Anniversary, Nighttown
The Art of Social Dancing is not Dead
The Plain Dealer
A suggestion for the Cleveland Play House: Become a resident company that nurtures local talent
Love Letter Cast Mails in Performance
The Free Times
Cleveland Confidential: Lenny and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Northern Ohio Live
Gay People's Chronicle
Priest and Abuse Victim's Meeting is Intense but Elegant
PUBLICATIONS & WRITING
FREELANCE WRITER 1997 to Present
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Cleveland.com, Belt Magazine, Fresh Water Cleveland, Cool Cleveland, The Heights Observer, Northern Ohio Live, CWRU Magazine, The Free Times.
IN THEATER MAGAZINE 1997-2000
Reviewed regional theatre productions for the New York-based national weekly publication during its three-year history.
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY March to June 2000
Interim Assistant Editor of CWRU Magazine
Wrote and edited articles for the alumni magazine of Case University.
BROADCASTING EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
WWIZ 1991 to 1992
News Director, Anchor, Producer, Copy Writer
Wrote, anchored and produced morning news program. Wrote commercial copy and produced commercials.
ABC RADIO NETWORK NEWS, NYC 1989 to1991
Facilitated delivery of copy and audiotape to news anchors and editors. Anchored in house newscasts broadcast to affiliates nationwide.
1010 WINS RADIO, NYC 1990 to 1991
Produced audio tape for editors and anchors at the all news network.
WMCA RADIO, NYC 1985 to 1986
Anchored weather forecasts on the “Ralph and Ryan Morning Show”
Script Consultant / Script Supervisor / Dramaturge
Honorable Mention from writemovies.com for co-authored screenplay, "Venus' Looking Glass" 2009
Shepherded 100+ original 10-minute plays from page to stage
- Student winners in Dobama Theatre's Marilyn Bianchi Kids' Playwriting Festival, 2003 - Present
Professional Dramaturg Cleveland area theatres since 1997
Freelance Writer with 20 years experience