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North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) is dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment.
Artist of the Month
Congratulations to Christian Black, NTPA’s Artist of the Month for September!
Christian Robert Black is an actor & director based in the DFW area. A theatrical veteran of 15 years, he earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Drama: Acting Emphasis from the Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma in Spring 2016. His education and experience at OU led to a year-long artistic fellowship at the Tony-Award winning Dallas Theater Center, where he honed his casting, administration, and directing skills, while making connections in the industry. An NTPA alum himself, Christian left DTC and returned to North Texas Performing Arts in June 2017, to help guide youth of all ages to experience the same magic he did when he was a student. In August 2017, he joined the NTPA Marketing Staff, where he currently serves as the Marketing Specialist by day. His favorite NTPA directorial credits include Willy Wonka Kids, Mulan Jr, The Lion King Jr, and The Sound of Music G2K. He feels honored and grateful to be a part of the NTPA team, and watch its wonderfully talented students grow each and every day. Most recently he directed Grease in Frisco, and this month he brings Charlotte’s Web to life in Plano. He is really excited to direct A Wrinkle in Time, one of his favorite books.
Christian is also a professional actor in the DFW metroplex, and oftentimes, around the country; his favorite stage credits include Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, David Warren in Dear Delinquent, Alistair Spenlow in Move Over, Ms. Markham, Cory in Goosebumps: The Musical, Detective Slater in Funny Money, and Colin in Let It Be Me. He adores his faith, family, friends, students, and beautiful wife, Savannah, for putting up with his shenanigans on a daily basis. And he is grateful to Cassidy Crown Confer for casting him in Once On This Island, Jr, so many years ago at PCT, the show that inspired him to find a home in theatre. Welcome home Christian!