Christine Young is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts & Social Justice Program at the University of San Francisco, and a free-lance director and dramaturg specializing in new plays about social issues affecting women’s lives. As a feminist theater practitioner, Christine practices creative casting that seeks to put as many female performers onstage as possible, mentors young women theater artists, and promotes a world where women’s lives are understood not as special interest stories, but rather as essential human stories. She holds an M.F.A. in Theater Directing from University of Iowa and a B.A. in Religion from Princeton University. Current projects include Suffrage 2020, a series of commissioned short plays in honor of the 100th anniversary of American women’s suffrage, and Works by Women San Francisco, a blog Christine curates that spotlights theatrical work by women in the San Francisco/Bay Area.