Christine Sheppard – Ruth, Child Wrangler

Rumor has it that when Christine was born she greeted the awaiting audience with a joyful “Good Morning!” and hasn’t stopped talking since. Her first performance (not counting those in her parents’ living room) was a walk-on, actually a walk-over, as the variety of legs defining the basement window in My Sister Eileen. More recent stage credits include: Nancy in Seascape for Role Players Ensemble as part of the Eugene O’Neill Festival, as well as productions with Chanticleers Theatre, Masquers Playhouse, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, Exit Theatre, The Playwrights Center of San Francisco, and The 2nd ACT. She was also part of the cast in the short film, Generations. Christine is a graduate The University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in Communication Arts, with concentrations in Theatre Arts, Radio/TV/Film, and Journalism.  In addition to acting, Christine is also an award winning television producer, writer, editor, and host, and has been a featured speaker both regionally and nationally on topics ranging from targeted advertising and historic preservation to foreign and special needs adoption, congenital heart defects, cancer survival, and foster care. And a little known fact: At sixteen Christine created Rags the Clown for WQAD-TV’s Bozo’s Big Top and as such knows the truth behind the Bozo urban legend. (Spoiler alert: yes, it’s true – it really did happen.)