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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) program’s main stage and Senior Project productions.

More About Me

Trained as an actor, Peter continues to perform as well as direct. With acting work including Red Haired Thomas at the (OG) Ohio Theatre in SOHO, American Buffalo in Hastings on Hudson and The Robben Island Bible at Alvin Ailey and Hofstra University. Directing efforts range from live-action direction of Activision’s Return To Zork computer video game to directing Lisbeth Sipes in her Edinburgh Fringe Festival offering, Bugbite. At Purchase College, he directed Charles Mee’s bobrauschenbergamerica, a multidisciplinary production integrating contributions from Robin Lynch of the School of Art+Design creating a 4-channel video environment into the Theatre and Performance Program’s inaugural main stage production. He also directed plays in and co-produced (with Lenora Champagne) a performance of 365 Days/365 Plays, an international premiere of plays by Suzanne-Lori Parks. Peter continues to seek out opportunities to perform and direct.

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

Speaking Shakespeare

Theatre Histories II

Criticism and Reviewing Workshop

Stage Management

Exhibitions / Performances

Red Haired Thomas, Cliff. Oliver Butler, director

American Buffalo, Teach. Lizbeth Sipes, director

nothing, Andy. Lizbeth Sipes, director

BugBite (director, AV programming), Edinburgh Fringe Festival