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Christian D. Henrriquez is a lighting designer and stage manager from Costa Mesa, California. A proud, queer Salvadoran-American, he has a passion for telling stories of marginalized QTBIPOC communities. Christian is passionate about holding space for and telling stories of intersectional, marginalized communities. He hopes to use theatre as a tool to inspire and share stories of the strength, love, and resilience of Central American people and their cultures.


Currently based in Washington DC, Christian is an MFA Design candidate at the University of Maryland. His research interests include Latin-American influence on American popular culture, magical realism, and Indigenous performance practices.


In 2021, Christian co-founded Wayward Voices, an initiative of The Wayward Artist to amplify, uplift, and empower BIPOC artists. The initiative manifested as a virtual four-show season, a new play workshop, and a collaboration with California State University Fullerton’s Theatre Artists Union for Student Equity and Diversity. Wayward Voices is currently in its second season of production.


Christian is currently a company member at In The Margin, service-minded, community-oriented art and advocacy organization comprised of multifaceted, intersectional creatives and community organizers from around the country.

Master of Fine Arts, Design
Graduate Certificate, Latin American & Caribbean Studies
University of Maryland (In-Progress)

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts 

Bachelor of Arts, Communications
Cal State Fullerton


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