About Charlie Thurston
Charlie was born and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas (Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, Go KU). He received a Bachelor of Specialized Studies in Performance and Playwriting from Cornell College in Iowa and his MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep.
Charlie recently starred as Will Shakespeare in Cleveland Play House's production of Shakespeare In Love and Off-Broadway in the world-premiere of Fault Line Theatre's The Wedge Horse by Nick Gandiello, the 2015 Page 73 Fellow. He appeared as Ryan in the TriStar Pictures thriller Money Monster (Jodie Foster, director) and plays the role of Jack in the upcoming feature Life, Itself (Dan Fogelman, writer/director). He will be appearing this summer at Goodspeed Musicals in the world-premiere of Cyrano with Peter Dinkladge.
In addition to performing at such wonderful institutions as Arden Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, Baltimore Centerstage, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Redmoon Theatre and more, Charlie is a member of the Acting Company at the Tony-Award winning Trinity Rep in Providence, RI where he notably starred as the titular role in Dave Malloy and Jason Craig's rock musical Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage. Also at Trinity, Charlie had the great fortune of performing in the world-premiere of Sarah Ruhl and Todd Almond's Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical, directed by Liesl Tommy. He is a founding member of The Williams Project in Seattle, Washington, where he last performed in James Baldwin's searing drama Blues for Mister Charlie in 2016.