Cristy Rodriguez Rivas
Stage Management, Performance, and Beyond
I'm Retiring from Stage Management and Performance
Living under capitalism is hard and performers that retire do so for a multitude of reasons. You're not alone! Read my retirement page to get my story.
I'll turn this space into an archive of my work, but for now, thank you for your visit. Stay connected by visiting me on Instagram!
Who I Am
Hi! My name is Cristina Rodriguez Rivas but, all my friends and colleagues call me Cristy.
I serve on the advisory board for Unity Theatre Collective, work in higher education, and Stage Manage for Arts Under The Stars at CSU Channel Islands.
I am an alum of California State University Channel Islands. I graduated in May 2019 with a B.A. in Communication and a B.A. in Performing Arts.
My work ethic revolves around:
Respect for one's team, especially in understanding where one's work fits into their organization
A welcoming, friendly, courteous experience for clients that is consistently excellent
Accessibility and accountability of organizations
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion at all levels of work
Fair and equitable pay discussions, especially with Union representation
Creativity in solutions, problem-solving, and innovation
Bringing the central ideas and mission statements into the daily grind
The freedom to change, grow, and develop as a person and as a professional at your own pace
I'd love to get connected and talk about collaborations and projects!
What I Do
From pre-production of a live production to running cues. I love being a part of a team and working on making a live production flow smoothly and safely. I've always relished a job where it is not only encouraged but, expected to wear black from head to toe.
Practice Makes Perfect
Need help with a résumé or cover letter? Want to update your current one? Start a new one for a new career? Making yours for the first time? I offer one-on-one workshop sessions to review your job application documents and even do things like mock-interviews.
Making A Great Experience
Your guest experience is important to them and important to you. I want to provide help with experiences in person, on the phone, and via email. Can I help answer questions? Organize data? Point you in the right direction? Of course! My pleasure. Thank you, have a nice day!
With a background in performing, I love bringing live-entertainment. Whether you are looking for a performer in your project or entertainment at your event, I'd love to bring music to you!