Christian started his studies in Theater in 2015 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and graduated in May of 2018 with his Bachelors of Arts with a minor in American Sign Language.
Christian's ultimate career dream goal is to work in Accessible Theater. He hopes to one day be able to take our everyday normal musicals and plays and transcribe them into American Sign Language versions for all audiences, much like Deaf West.
Christian has won awards in his department for Outstanding Service to the Department, Outstanding Technical Theater Student, and Employee of the Month.
Christian was also chosen for 2018's USITT Gateway Diversity Program, a program dedicated to showcasing people of underrepresented groups in Technical Theater.
Kurka is part of several groups:
Stage Managers Association
USITT Gateway Program
ASL Honor Society