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Bostin Christopher

Bostin Christopher—Artistic Associate at Perseverance Theatre where he is also the producer of Summerfest. As a director at Perseverance: The 39 Steps, Betrayal, and the world premiere of Rush at Everlasting by Alaskan playwright Arlitia Jones. As an actor for Perseverance he has appeared as Lennie in Of Mice and Men, Leonard in Seminar, Long John Silver in Treasure Island, and Present in A Christmas Carol. Prior theatre credits include directing and acting in various new plays, including Off-Broadway in Ice Island: The Wait for Shackleton and at the Public Theatre in David Grimm's Kit Marlowe. He has passion for new work and serves annually as a workshop leader/featured artist for both the Great Plains Theatre Conference and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, where he is also the coordinator of the Fringe Festival. He has also helped facilitate and workshop new plays with William Inge Center for the Arts, NYSF/Public Theatre's New Work Now!, Moving Arts, and Perseverance Theatre. Bostin received his BA from University of Alaska, Anchorage and his MFA from PlayMakers Repertory Company/UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a member of Circle East, The Lincoln Center Directors Lab, AEA, and SAG. Find him online at: Bostin Christopher - Artistic Associate at Perseverance Theatre where he is also the producer of Summerfest. As a director at Perseverance: The 39 Steps, Betrayal, and the world premiere of Rush at Everlasting by Alaskan playwright Arlitia Jones. As an actor for Perseverance he has appeared as Lennie in Of Mice and Men, Leonard in Seminar, Long John Silver in Treasure Island, and Present in A Christmas Carol. Prior theatre credits include directing and acting in various new plays, including Off-Broadway in Ice Island: The Wait for Shackleton and at the Public Theatre in David Grimm's Kit Marlowe. He has passion for new work and serves annually as a workshop leader/featured artist for both the Great Plains Theatre Conference and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, where he is also the coordinator of the Fringe Festival. He has also helped facilitate and workshop new plays with William Inge Center for the Arts, NYSF/Public Theatre's New Work Now!, Moving Arts, and Perseverance Theatre. Bostin received his BA from University of Alaska, Anchorage and his MFA from PlayMakers Repertory Company/UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a member of Circle East, The Lincoln Center Directors Lab, AEA, and SAG. Find him online at: www.bostinchristopher.com.

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Creative Placemaking in Alaska
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Creative Placemaking in Alaska

Perseverance Theatre Summerfest 2014

2 March 2014

Perseverance Theatre has a long history of creating new work. A great deal of that new work embodies one of Perseverance’s core values: regional voice. In 35 years, Perseverance Theatre has premiered close to 70 new works. Two of the challenges of creating this work are the distance and isolation of being located in Alaska. These also serve as great opportunities to be unique in perspective and specific in terms of the type of work we do. This article is part of a series of four articles on Creative Placemaking publishing in conjunction with the 2014 ArtPlace America Grantee Summit. The Summit will livestream Mon, March 3 to Wed, March 5 on HowlRound.TV. In Twitter, use #ArtPlace to participate in the conversation. View the full series, schedule, and archive here: http://bit.ly/artplace2014.