Christiana Little is now a member of AFTRA

Christiana Little is now a proud member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

In addition to Christiana’s theatrical and musical skills, she is an experienced voice over artist. She looks forward to the new opportunities that her membership in AFTRA will facilitate.

Christiana Little at Upright Citizens Brigade

Christiana Little is slated to perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre on February 26th, 2012 at 12:15pm. The improv showcase will be part of her graduation from the UCB Training Center, where she will be studying with Tim Martin (best known for his work on Comedy Central, MTV2, Direct TV, The History Channel, and The Onion News Network). Christiana has previously been praised by NYC Views and News for her “comedic genius;” also for being “great looking.” Hopefully both traits will serve her well at UCB.

UCB was founded in 1995 by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, and is widely recognized as the home of today’s funniest actors and writers. Esteemed alumni include several performers and writers for Saturday Night Live, The Office, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 30 Rock, Best Week Ever, Old School, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro and countless other films, commercials and television shows.

Christiana Little performs at the Sonic Festival on October 20, 2011

Christiana Little will be performing at Sonic Festival, a brand new festival of 21st century music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under. Other ensembles and composers featured at the festival include Rufus Wainwright, Aphex Twin, Alarm Will Sound, eighth blackbird, Timo Andres, and Corey Dargel. Co-curator Derek Bermel describes Sonic as “a snapshot of the younger generation of music-makers, to showcase the richness, vitality, and diversity of the music being created right now – under our very noses here in New York and throughout the world.”

Christiana will be singing Requiem for K.V. by composer Christopher Cerrone on October 20th at 11pm at AfterHours: Innovocal, 200 Hudson Street, NYC. Requiem is a unique piece; it features Christiana singing atop pre-recorded tracks of her voice, creating a trio of Christianas. Cerrone says, “Too often times a singer must sacrifice the unique and salient color of her voice in order to blend with others; instead I chose to layer many electronic copies of the same voice so that the soprano could easily blend with other voices while the timbre of the piece remained uniquely hers.”

Listen to clip of Requiem for K.V. here.
Learn more about the Sonic Festival and purchase tickets here.

Christiana Little sings in PSA for The Climate Reality Project

Al Gore’s latest campaign to raise awareness about climate change, 24 Hours of Reality, features the voice of soprano Christiana Little in their ad “The Fat Lady Sings.” Watch the ad here below. You can visit www.climaterealityproject.org to learn more about 24 Hours of Reality and The Climate Reality Project.

(Note: Christiana is not the actress in the video, only the singing voice.)

Christiana Little interviewed on ABC, promoting Soldier’s Song

Christiana Little, star of the new Off-Broadway musical Soldier’s Song, was a guest on ABC’s Tiempo, hosted by Joe Torres. Christiana was joined by castmate J.W. Cortes and director Angelica Torn. The segment aired on July 31, 2011.

Christiana Little stars as Erica in new musical “Soldier’s Song”

Christiana Little stars in the new musical Soldier’s Song, written by Jim Cohen & Joanne Lee Drexler Cohen. Soldier’s Song tells the story of Southern beauty Erica (Christiana Little) who falls in love with a Puerto Rican soldier named Jose (played by J.W. Cortes), only to be ripped asunder by the war in Iraq. Soldier’s Song is directed by the acclaimed actor and director Angelica Torn, board member of The Actor’s Studio, and produced by Raphael Benavides Productions.

Soldier’s Song runs at the Poet’s Den Theater & Gallery, at 309 East 108th Street (between First and Second Avenues), evenings at 8:00 p.m. on July 21–24 (previews), July 28 opening night, July 29-31, August 17-21 and August 24-28, with Saturday matinees at 3:00 p.m. on July 23 and 30 and August 20 and 27. You can purchase tickets and learn more about the show at www.soliderssongmusical.com.

Christiana performs with Operation: Opera at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

On Tuesday, May 31 at 8pm, Christiana Little will sing in the first-ever performance of Operation: Opera at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. Operation: Opera, headed by Olivia Custodio, brings together a group of young singers to perform famous arias (and some less conventional repertoire) in the casual, funky, booze-infused setting of the Lower East Side’s Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. Christiana will be singing a Mozart aria, and two ensembles with the group, one by noted Spanish composer Enrique Iglesias, and one by Rihanna. Christiana will also be rapping. Cover charge is $7. More info and directions here.

Christiana Little performs in North Carolina with (some of) Chuckleball

On April 15, 2011, Christiana traveled to the Hayes Center in Blowing Rock, North Carolina to perform with Chuckleball, the Off-Broadway parody comedy sports musical review. However, two members of the four-person cast and the director were stuck in NYC due to flight delays! With only a couple hours till showtime, Christiana prepared a 20-minute set of music to buy time, in hopes that her cast-mates would simply arrive late. When it became clear that they would not arrive until after 10pm, Christiana tore through the script to figure out which numbers could be done with only two actors. Her impromptu cabaret set, along with the revised show was a hit – including Christiana’s unrehearsed (but off-book) appearance as Tiger Woods! Cameo guest star Jerry Moore (head coach of the Appalachian State University Mountaineers football team) described Christiana’s accomplishment:

“It’s times like this, when things are not going your way, that certain performers rise to the occasion. As a coach, I want performers like [Christiana] on my team anytime.”

Watch a medley of Christiana’s pre-show song set here:

Video and Photos from “Original Innocence,” starring Christiana Little

Watch Christiana Little (as “Eva”) sing “Shadows of Emptiness” in the new rock opera Original Innocence by Dave Nuss and Eric Sanders. Eva, slain at the hands of Adam, watches as her friends prepare her grave and reflects upon her transition into the afterlife: