Christian Tripp

Head of Performance/Acting, Department of Theatre & Dance

(205) 862 - 4899
(901) 678-1350
3745 Central Ave, Theatre Building, Room #233
Office Hours
by Appointment
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About Christian Tripp

Christian joins the BFA Performance faculty this year with an emphasis in Acting. As a performer Christian has worked throughout the country with companies such as The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, The Barter Theatre, Camden Shakespeare Festival, Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, and the UpstART Theatre Company. Professional productions include: Othello, Hamlet, The Odyssey, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Taming of the Shrew, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, The Duchess of Malfi, Alls Well That Ends Well, Pericles, Cinderella, The NeverEnding Story, and Mike Mulligan and his Amazing Steam Shovel. As a teacher Christian is set on dedicating his life to the betterment of the African American stage picture and ushering in a generation of independent artists into the industry. 


MFA. Theatre - The University of Alabama 2021

BFA. Acting - Emory & Henry College 2018

Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Interests

Teaching interests: Acting, African American Theatre History, Shakespeare, Actor Career Preparation, African Mythology & Wisdom, Directing and Playwriting

Creative Research


Role of Othello - UpstART Theatre Company. Othello. 2022.
Role of Lord Dumaine / Bertram Understudy – Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Alls Well That Ends Well. 2022. 
Role of First Citizen / First Soldier / Sicinius Veletus Understudy - Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Coriolanus. 2022.  
Role of Proteus / Ensemble – Colorado Shakespeare Festival. The Odyssey. 2021.
Role of Egeus / Moth / Nick Bottom Understudy – Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Midsummer Night’s Dream. 2021.
Role of Lord / Fisherman – Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Pericles 2021.
Role of Horatio – Camden Shakespeare Festival. Hamlet. 2019.
Role of Lucentio – Camden Shakespeare Festival. Taming of the Shrew. 2019.
Role of Daniel De Bosolo – Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival. The Duchess of Malfi. 2019.
Role of Lucius - Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival. Titus Andronicus. 2018.
Role of Henry B Swap – Barter Players. Mike Mulligan and his Amazing Steam Shovel. 2017.
Role of Mouse - Barter Players. Cinderella. 2017.
Role of The Nothing / The Father - Barter Players. The NeverEnding Story. 2017.