Associate Professor of Theatre Design
Peter’s current research and teaching interests include scenic, lighting, costume, sound and projection design, scenography, design-driven performance, light art, and performance spaces. He has explored guerilla lighting techniques with his classes creating transformative lighting interventions in several areas of the college. His most recent work includes light art installations at the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm in the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY and at the Valley Lux Festival, Montague, MA.
At StageWest in Springfield, MA, he served as technical director, scenic designer and artistic associate. With more than fifty designs to his credit Peter’s work includes scenery for Equus, Riches, Closer, Venus, BFE, and Money Play, as well as lights for The Ride Across Lake Constance, Riches, Unplugging and Bind Their Wounds at Hampshire College. Other professional and summer stock design credits include the Miniature Theatre of Chester, Summer Theatre Mount Holyoke, Worcester Foothills Theater, New London Barn Playhouse and Interlakes Summer Theatre. Peter has served as designer and fabrication consultant respectively for WALA Heimettel, International, and AGH Design. He designed and fabricated scenic elements for Popa Depot for HERE’S American Living Room Series.
Peter received his B.A. from U.C.L.A. and his M.F.A. from the University of Washington.