Charles has taught design and stagecraft at USM for over 30 years. His professional credits include Titanic, The Wiz, Chicago, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Mary Poppins for Maine State Music Theatre; Big River, My Fair Lady, 42nd Street, Cabaret, and Annie for Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre; Noises Off! and Blithe Spirit at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He worked extensively at The Alley Theatre in Houston where his credits include the US premiere of Alan Ayckbourne's Henceforward. He has also designed scenery for the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Portland Stage.