Charles Curtis is a Westchester, NY native musician, actor, director, teaching artist and commissioned playwright. Curtis has earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice Performance from Presbyterian College prior to his graduate studies in Music and Counseling at the University of South Carolina.
As a performer, his credits span different performance medium including opera (The Magic Flute, Tales of Hoffman, the Threepenny Opera), musicals (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, No Name in the Streets), stage plays (The Meeting, Black Wall Street) and film (Show Me a Hero).
An Axial Theatre playwriting scholarship recipient, Curtis’ work has been seen at venues across NYC as well as at the National Black Theatre Festival (2011), the DC Black Theatre Festival (2014), Atlanta Black Theatre Festival (2016) and Fresh Fruit Festival (2017).
Outside of the performing world, Curtis is a voice and performance coach of over fifteen years, and lectures on the use of Hip Hop in teaching life skills and as an alternative to traditional talk therapy.