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2021 Oklahoma Arts Conference

Embracing the Dawn

Christina Ryan
Christina Ryan plays Queen Elizabeth at the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival at the Castle of Muskogee. When not wearing a crown she is the costume coordinator, language and humanities instructor, and general history enthusiast. Performing in various roles at the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival since 1997, Ryan is a talented seamstress, stage combat choreographer, and dancer. She brings enthusiasm to all aspects of creating the show that is the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival.

Christina Ryan's Schedule
The Oklahoma Renaissance Festival: 25 Years of Building the Perfect Beast
Date: Thursday – October, 28 2021 Time: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room: Meeting Room E
Join Don and Christina Ryan from The Castle of Muskogee to learn more about the in-depth creative and artistic work that is required to recruit, train, and prepare artists and actors for six weekends of interactive performance to create an immersive magic for patrons. The cast learns acting, writing, music, dance, stage combat, and costume construction. A 25-year tradition, the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival invites participants to step back into the year 1569 England to experience the royal quest for knighthood, a full-contact jousting tournament, birds of prey exhibitions, and traveling acrobats!

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