The biggest lesson Christine Hwang has learned from theater, she says, is "the ability to step into someone else's shoes. Almost everyone I play I have no sort of connection to." For Christine, this includes Scottish Highlander Meg in the MHS theater production of Brigadoon and Leading Player in Pippin, both roles for which she won Outstanding Performance awards from Spotlight Education, a part of the Hennepin Theatre Trust.
Spotlight also awarded Christine their Triple Threat Award her junior year. Her selection as a YoungArts finalist in November further validated her decision to pursue a career in theater. The National YoungArts Foundation's judging panel selected Christine and 19 other finalists from roughly 9,000 submissions.
Outside of school, Christine works with a number of other theater companies and writes her own plays. She has a desire to combine her love of performance with activism. "I want to use my platform to serve the greater good," she says.
Christine is co-directing a show this summer, "The Wild Party," with independent student-run TASU Theater Company and will be attending Ithaca College this fall where she will pursue her BFA in Musical Theatre. After college, Christine has no set plan: "I just know I want to be in the arts."