We are pleased and excited to announce our first lead cast member. Christina Leidel will be our Voice in Head, a very ambitious and unusual part. She is a first rate, accomplished actor (who pursued a PhD in Physics!) and we look forward to working with her.
Christina Leidel is an award-winning actress of stage and screen. While pursuing her PhD in Physics at the University of Texas, Christina helped “keep Austin weird” in roles ranging from the Great Green Monkey God of Dance in the rock opera Sarah Silver Hands, to Desdemona and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s classics, to Monica in Menotti’s The Medium. She then moved to Charleston SC where she taught at the Citadel when not performing. Favorite Charleston roles included Eva Peron (Evita), Guenevere (Camelot), Christina (Red Light Winter), Fastrada (Pippin), Agnes (BUG), and Tzeitel/Fruma Sarah (Fiddler on the Roof). Since moving to Atlanta, Christina has performed with Theatrical Outfit as Halina in the acclaimed Indecent, Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Night Must Fall, Gypsy Theatre as Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (Suzi Bass Award winner – Outstanding Lead Actress), Ultra Popcorn Theatre in WASP and Other Plays by Steve Martin, and Theater Emory as the insane spider-punk Renfield in The Anointing of Dracula and the pink-haired, time-travelling, saxophoning radio actress in The Meantime (keeping Atlanta weird too!). Christina is also active in film and television, starring in several films currently enjoying successful festival runs: Inhaling Red (Best Drama – Freedom Festival International; San Francisco Frozen Film Festival; Louisville International Film Festival), Molly (Audience Choice Award – Rome International Film Festival; Best Comedy Short finalist – Canton Film Festival; Best Comedy nominee – Beaufort International Film Festival), and The Last Filmmaker (Best SC Film – South Carolina Underground Film Festival). Right now you can watch her star in the harrowing Olivia on Amazon Prime, a film centering on depression awareness. She is a recurring detective in season 3 of ATL Homicide, airing on channel TV One. When not acting – or sometimes when she is – Christina is a singer and composer, having scored a few film projects and starring in a wide range of musicals from opera to rock. She plays the piano, saxophone, and a little banjo. Reels and original music can be found at https://cleidel.wixsite.com/christinaleidel/reel.