Bostin Christopher has been telling stories for over 25 years as a director, an actor, producer, administrator, and educator.
Bostin is the Senior Acting Teacher at Virginia Commonwealth University where he teaches courses in Acting for Camera, The Business of Theatre, Audition Technique, and others. He also serves as Director of New Play Development at Cadence Theatre Company.
Previously, he held the position of Artistic Associate at Perseverance Theatre (Alaska) where his duties included acting, directing, literary/new play development, along with producing, marketing, and communications.
He has served as a guest artist, and/or workshop leader, at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference (LFTC), the Great Plains Theatre Conference (GPTC), and the William Inge Center for the Arts. He 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 Repertory.
He most recently directed the world premiere of Arlitia Jones’ Rush at Everlasting for Perseverance. Previous directing credits include: Harold Pinter’s Betrayal and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps at Perseverance, world premiere of Arlitia Jones’ Make Good the Fires, Dawson Moore’s The Tie, and A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia.
As an actor, his most recent credits are The Poet in An Iliad, Oscar in The Odd Couple, Long John Silver in Treasure Island, Leonard in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar and fulfilling a life-long dream playing Lennie in Of Mice and Men. Previous acting credits include a couple new plays Off-Broadway (Kit Marlowe, Ice Island), work in the regional theatre, and too many shows to count where he had to wear his own clothes and bring in his spatula as a prop. If you really need more Bostin, you can have him in your face anytime by watching the movies Unbreakable, Otis, Scorpion King 3, or In My Pocket. You might also accidentally catch him in old reruns of Law & Order and Ed among others, and you can have a few laughs if you can find some of his commercials online.
Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Bostin has lived in New York City, Los Angeles, and North Carolina. He currently splits his time between Juneau, Alaska and Richmond, VA. He received his BA from University of Alaska, Anchorage and his MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at PlayMaker’s Repertory Company/UNC-Chapel Hill. His complete mess of a website can be found at http://bostin.xyz.