Portrait by Leonard A. Galmon
Rocky Bostick is an international Interdisciplinary Artist. A recent graduate of Yale College, Rocky studied at the Yale Schools of Art, Drama, Management, & Music, and majored in Studio Art. In several different schools, he pursued Theater, Classical Piano, Music Composition, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Animation, Graphic Design, Dance (ballet, jazz, tap, modern & afri-modern), and Sound Art. He took time off from college to work as an Actor, a Stagehand, a Dancer, a Producer, and a Musician in New York City. Selected credits include: Jazz @ Lincoln Center & at the United Nations (Overcoming the Disaster: the Great East Japan Earthquake Commemoration Concert), La MaMa ETC (50th Anniversary Season), and at City Center Encores! Off-Center (Randy Newman’s Faust, directed by Thomas Kail, In The Heights, Hamilton; starring Randy Newman; and featuring the Broadway Inspirational Voices choir led by Michael McElroy). At Yale, Rocky was involved in the Dwight-Edgewood Project, the Yale Summer Cabaret at the Yale School of Drama, the Yale Institute for Music Theater, and the Visual Law Project at Yale Law School. By the end of his time at Yale, he was awarded an $8000 grant from the Yale College Arts Discretionary Fund to devise and stage new work, uniting diverse Yale students with Queer Professional Dancers of Colors from the city of New Haven. Films designed by Rocky have debuted globally. A collaborator on Netflix/Adobe’s short film The Game (Costume Designer + Production Designer), Rocky was also documented in the feature film profiling the realization of three Great Untold stories (dir. Nadia Hallgren, Michelle Obama’s Becoming). Both films will appear on Netflix in 2022. The feature documentary A Cops and Robbers Story (wardrobe supervisor) appeared at Doc NYC (2020), Big Sky Doc Fest (2021), and the Cleveland International Film Festival (2021), after being workshopped at the Sundance Institute and being featured in The Guardian. The episodic series Now Is Not The Best Time (costume designer) premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival (2021) and showed at the Lower East Side Film Festival (2021). Rocky has founded several initiatives intended to support the flourishing of persons of color &/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, two-spirit, gender nonconforming persons &/or disabled persons &/or nonviolent (previously) incarcerated persons &/or senior citizens. All of these initiatives are united by the feeling: “We are for you regardless of your Nationality or Spirituality, as long as you are for harmonious Love.” These initiatives include: Dreamstorm (facilitator), an Arts & Innovation Incubator; The Moon Studio (ceo), which produces original Filmic & Theatrical Content; Seven One Seven (host), a new Podcast “Exploring International Perspectives On” and The Opera x Metamorphoses (creator, mother, artistic director), a sustained Experiment in Multimedia & Intercultural Theatre i.e. a novel Gesumkunstwerk. He has been published in HuffPost (photographer) and in the Yale Daily News (author, photographer, cartoonist).