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Peter Sprague

Production Manager, Theater and Performance

Lecturer of Theatre and Performance

Peter is the Production Manager for the Theatre and Performance (THP) department’s main stage and Senior Project productions.

More About Me

Peter is an academic, actor and director, working across stage, film and video in venues around the country. At the Ohio Theatre in SOHO, at the renowned VFW space in Hastings on Hudson, Alvin Ailey, Hofstra University, Burbank’s Victory Theatre, The Producers Club in NYC, and others. Directing efforts range from directing the live-action sequences of Activision’s Return To Zork  to directing for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. At Purchase College, Peter directed Charles Mee’s bobrauschenbergamerica,integrating contributions from Robin Lynch in the School of Art+Design, creating a 4-channel video environment for the department’s inaugural main stage production, as well as multiple plays (with Lenora Champagne) in the international premiere of 365 Days/365 Plays, by Suzan-Lori Parks. Peter admits to enjoying climbing ladders.

Research Interests

Performance, embodied presence, technology in performance, interdisciplinary collaboration, acting, directing, vocal production, identity, representation of public selves, literature of the stage in its social context, learning styles, Kabuki Theatre and performance at the intersection of cultures.

Representative Courses

Introduction To Theatre And Performance

Production Practicum

Performance Practicum

Speaking Shakespeare

Theatre Histories II

Criticism and Reviewing Workshop

Stage Management