Christina Gutierrez-Dennehy holds a Ph.D. in Performance as Public Practice from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on Shakespeare’s history plays in contemporary performance. Christina also holds an MA in Theatre History from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she spent time as a production dramaturg for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. In addition to her scholarship, Christina is a director, serving as the Artistic Director of Crooked Figure Theatre in Flagstaff, and co-Artistic Director of the 7 Towers Theatre Company in Austin, Texas. Recent productions Christina has directed with Austin companies and Flagstaff companies include Henry V, Quilters, Doubt, Angels in America:Millennium Approaches,All’s Well That Ends Well, The Pillowman, Richard II, and John Ford’s Renaissance Revenge Tragedy ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore. Her scholarly work has appeared in Theatre Topics, the Journal of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers,and an edited volume entitled Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries. She is currently working on a book examining casting strategies in American productions of Shakespeare’s histories.