Charles M Pepiton teaches courses on acting, directing, voice & movement, and theatre for young audiences. As a stage director, his interests revolve around creating new work and exploring the potential for theatre to engage across borders between people and cultures, between methods and disciplines. Since joining the GU theatre & dance faculty in 2014, Charlie has directed Coming Home: A Soldiers’ Project, Waiting for Godot, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, Book of Hours, and Much Ado About Nothing for Gonzaga. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in China from 2010-2012 where he directed cross-cultural productions of The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream at Guizhou University. He works as Producing Artistic Director at Square Top Theatre where he develops new interdisciplinary work. Recent directorial credits at STT include the film Laura, or Scenes from a Common World (2016) and premieres of Now at the Uncertain Hour (2014) and The Sun is in the West (2010) by Damon Falke. Charlie earned an MFA in Directing at the University of Idaho.