Local Arts

Local Arts

What Charlotte actor Chester Shepherd wants you to know about this ‘Incident’

Chester Shepherd is currently playing Christopher in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, which runs through Oct. 27. In the play, adapted from Mark Haddon’s 2004 book, 15-year-old Christopher – who defines himself as having “Behavioural Problems” in the book, and is generally described elsewhere as being on the autism spectrum – investigates the death of a neighbor’s dog. Last season, Shepherd tackled the challenging lead in ATC’s “Hand to God”; a 4 1/2-year resident of Charlotte, he’s also worked with PaperHouse Theatre and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. We asked him a few questions about his work, influences and Charlotte.

Ink Master competitor Stacy Smith talks about the pressures of being on the show

Smith, the co-owner of Tattoo Me Charlotte, grew up in Lincoln County. She hopes to leave her artistic mark in Charlotte and beyond.