Cristina is an ARU student with a passion for theatre, playwriting and directing. Here she tells us what being creative means to her and why she's signing up to the Creative Minds project. To find out more about her projects and interests, visit her profile.
Q1: Tell us about yourself! Who are you and what are your interests?
I come from Portugal, and I've performed and been involved in theatrical events since my mid teens. Theatre is a big part of my life, one of my recent interests is creative writing, and my goal is to write and direct plays and always to perform.
Q2: Why did you sign up to Creative Minds?
I find it appealing that it is a community who allows artists to share insights between them and to develop projects. It is a big opportunity to develop the right skills that are going to be useful in the future.
Q3: What would you like to gain from the Creative Minds project/what have you gained from it so far?
I'm hoping to contribute with my experience and ideas, and to learn and discover.
Q.4 What creative projects are you currently working on/looking for?
I've performed in theatrical performances in my country of origin, and now here in the UK I want to develop my skills through all the different kinds of projects that i can be involved in.
Q5. What events would you like to see?
My preference goes to theatrical performances events. But any creativity events are valuable.
Q6: What does being creative mean to you?
It means to satisfy the need to scream out to the world my message. I have something to say and I want to be heard. And unlike many things, i think creativity values more the process than sometimes the actual result, in that process lays the chance to explore. Creativity is vital.
Q7: Finally, who’s your favourite artist or entrepreneur?
Carlos Pimenta, who is a portuguese actor and play director, he has been in London in his young years and is currently working in Portugal.
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