Christie Zhao earned a Bachelor of Arts in Drama Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Washington in 2021. She has a broad range of experience including directing, singing, acting, light designing, video production, and theater entrepreneurship. Christie is passionate about leveraging digital technologies to produce innovative works in theater and film.
Some of her projects in this space include an online adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's "The Good Person of Szechwan" which utilized green screens and streaming software to place actors working remotely in the same digital space. She also founded the Chinese Theater Club at the University of Washington which continues to provide acting and directing opportunities to Chinese international students.
Right now, she is working on an original devised theater production named "Monologues of n Women". She strongly believes that we should use theater as a tool to amplify the voices of the underrepresented and the unheard.