Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako is an actor, writer, director, teaching artist, and member of ACT Theatre’s Core Company. She is excited to join the long tradition of A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre as Mrs. Cratchit, and cannot wait to share this story with a live audience after 2 years away from the stage. Nako recently worked as Assistant Director and Assistant Story Editor on the documentary film History of Theatre: Part Zero for ACT Theatre in addition to creative directing the virtual 2020 ACT Gala. Claudine’s recent stage credits include the title character in Snow White (SCT), Lucy in Dracula (ACT), Rosalind in the musical production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It (Seattle Rep) and Paulinka in A Bright Room Called Day (The Williams Project). Nako is a two-time Gregory Award Winner for Outstanding Lead for her work in Little Bee (Book-It) and My Heart is the Drum (Village). Film/TV credits include Grimm (NBC); Three Busy Debras (HBO); Everything Sucks!, Raising Dion, and Outside In (Netflix).