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Bostin Christopher


BOSTIN CHRISTOPHER

Whether in the medium of film/tv or that of the theatre, and whether he's acting, directing or producing, Bostin Christopher considers himself a storyteller.

He can be seen in the titular role in Warner Bros/Raw Feed film's OTIS with Daniel Stern, Illeana Douglas and Kevin Pollak for which he won best actor at the International DV/HD Film Festival. He recently wrapped the feature film IN MY POCKET with Gregory Smith and Zack Ward. Currently, he is developing Robert Caisley's short play SANTA FE into a film and he is also co-producing and starring in THE FIG LEAF AND THE FURNACE OF THE NOVICE STARS slated to begin lensing in April 2009. Other previous film and television roles include: M. Night Shymalan's Unbreakable, Law & Order, Ed and several award-winning short films.

Although enjoying the medium of film/tv, theatre is Mr. Christopher's true love and new works of the theatre his true mistress. Off-Broadway he originated the roles of Nicholas Skeres in David Grimm's Kit Marlowe at the Public Theatre and the role of Charles Green in Ice Island: The Wait for Shackelton. Regional theatre credits include: Lyman in Lanford Wilson's Redwood Curtain, Medvedenko in The Seagull, and the US Premiere of Amigos Blue Guitar. He is actively involved with new play development having served as a featured artist, respondent and/or workshop leader at The Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Valdez, AK), The Great Plains Theatre Conference(Omaha, NE) and the William Inge Center for the Arts (Independence, KS). He has also helped facilitate and workshop new plays with NYSF/Public Theatre's New Work Now!, Moving Arts (LA) and Perseverance Theatre (AK). Some of the playwrights he has worked with/performed for/helped workshop are John Guare, Horton Foote, David Grimm, Beth Henley, Douglas Wright, Edward Albee, Christopher Walken, A.R. Gurney, Robert Caisley, Marjorie Duffield, and Terence Anthony.

As a director, Bostin will helm Arlitia Jones' new play Make Good The Fires at Cyrano's Theatre Company in Alaska opening in March 2009. In New York, he directed Dawson Moore's The Tie for Circle East. Other credits include Weekends Like Other People, Sylvia, The Nerd and Beirut.

Bostin Christopher was raised in Alaska, 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. He currently lives in Los Angeles/New York. He is a proud member of Circle East, The Actors Network, Screen Actor's Guild and Actor's Equity Association. More information may be found at his website: http://www.bostinchristopher.com