Bostin Christopher

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Bostin_Christopher_bxBostin Christopher…

  • over 25 years as a director, an actor, producer, administrator, and educator.
  • Senior Acting Teacher at Virginia Commonwealth University teaching Acting for Camera, The Business of Theatre, Audition Technique, New Play Development, and others.
  • previously Artistic Associate at Perseverance Theatre (Alaska) where he worked on new play development, assisted in commissioning five new plays, helped to produce at least one new play each season, and directed the world premiere of Arlitia Jones’ Rush at Everlasting.
    • has worked on new plays with NYSF/Public Theatre’s New Work Now!, Manhattan Theatre Club, Theatre for the New City, Moving Arts, Perseverance Theatre, Northwest Playwrights Alliance, and Seattle Rep.
    • was the recipient of a Theatre Communications Group (TCG) Continuing Education Grant where he explored new play development models at various theatres around the country.
  • recent acting credits include The Poet in An Iliad, Leonard in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar and fulfilling a life-long dream playing Lennie in Of Mice and Men.
  • is from Anchorage, Alaska, Also lived in New York City, Los Angeles, and North Carolina. He currently splits his time between Juneau, Alaska and Richmond, Virginia.

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Marshall W. Mason

I have watched Bostin mature into a first-rate professional actor and director who has achieved a level of excellence rare in the American Theater…he has demonstrated a wide range of characterization and styles that assures each stage appearance will be mesmerizing to an audience. As a director, Bostin has demonstrated an equal talent, having guided outstanding casts in noteworthy new plays, as well as in classical works.

– Marshall W. Mason


Arlitia Jones

To say he brought out the best in all of us, is to understate what each of us on the creative team accomplished. We worked hard for him with open hearts and open minds. We gave our all because he asked us to, and because we wanted to. After working with Bostin, ask me now what it means to do “my best” and I will tell you it means to go beyond what I think I can do. It means to explore and be open, to discover the art, the thing that makes us vulnerable and larger as human beings.

– Arlitia Jones, Playwright

Dawson Moore

He brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, at the same time as managing to interact with participants as their peer, empowering them to do their best work.Bostin is filled with endless positive energy, both for the craft in specific and life in general.

– Dawson Moore, Last Frontier Theatre Conference

Constance Congdon

He is a wonderful director, an actor’s director. But, in my opinion, he is a superb, protean, powerful actor.

– Constance Congdon, Playwright

Sandy Harper

Bostin’s total artistic commitment to a project and his knowledge of theatre craft is an inspiration to others. He is particularly excellent in creating a creative process climate that evokes the enthusiasm and best possible work from his actors and designers. Bostin has a fondness for new works and cultivating the talents of emerging playwrights.

– Sandy Harper, Artistic Director, Cyrano’s Theatre Company

An Iliad

Perseverance Theatre, Sept/Oct 2014

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island / Perseverance Theatre / Fall 2013

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Seminar by Theresa Rebeck

by Theresa Rebeck

Perseverance Theatre
March 2013

Directed by Cynthia Croot
Finally, there’s Leonard, the big, raspy-voiced, snarky professor/novelist/editor very powerfully played by Bostin Christopher. When he’s in the space, he owns the clock. His use of silence is amazing.

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Of Mice and Men

“Christopher’s portrayal of Lennie is flawless.”

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He Said She Said by Lee Wochner

He Said She Said by Lee Wochner

Moving Arts 2009

Directed by Ross Kramer

With Bostin Christopher and Rebecca Davis

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Kit Marlowe 2000

KIT MARLOWE at the Public Theatre, NYC 2000. Written by David Grimm.
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Santa Fe by Robert Caisley

Robert Caisley’s Santa Fe with Dennis Cleary and Bostin Christopher Directed by Kari Mote Last Frontier Theatre Conference 2007   Dennis Cleary and Bostin Christopher in Robert Caisley’s Santa Fe Dennis Cleary and Bostin Christopher in Robert...
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Ice Island

ICE ISLAND: THE WAIT FOR SHACKELTON by Majorie Duffield Produced by Larry Hirschhorn, Off-Broadway, 1999 “Bostin Christopher adds some welcome touches of humor as Charles Green, the cook who mourns having to leave behind his “beautiful parsley...
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