Christine Rea

Playwright Lyricist Librettist

Christine began her journey of producing, playwriting and performing as a kid on her parents suburban Chicago backyard patio. Upon pursuing a Master’s Degree at DePaul Theater School, Christine toured the US, Canada and Europe performing; most notably as Mary Magdalene in the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar w/Ted Neeley & Carl Anderson of the acclaimed Norman Jewison film and more recently with Mr. Neeley and Corey Glover of the groundbreaking rock band, Living Colour. While on the road, Christine began writing her musical, Hit Her With The Skates. In 2014, Christine formed HHWTS Productions LLC with writing partner and husband, Rick Briskin. With over 60 years of theater and music business between the two of them, HHWTS Productions is dedicated to the developing and nurturing of new plays and musicals. Recent: Co-Producer, The Crusade of Connor Stephens, a new play, Off-Broadway; World Premiere, Hamilton Stage (UCPAC), Hit Her With The Skates Upcoming: fall 2018, Off-Broadway, Hit Her With The Skates. Christine is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild, AEA and 2016 Commercial Theater Graduate.