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Dr. Richard (Rick) St. Peter

Ph.D. Texas Tech University (2013), MFA - Stage Directing Virginia Commonwealth University (1998)
Email: stpeterr@nsula.edu


Richard (Rick) St. Peter is an award-winning stage director, producer and educator with nearly 20 years experience in professional and academic theatre. During the 2016-2017 academic year, he had the honor of serving as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Craiova in Romania. For the university, he directed Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis and also guest directed at the Romanian National Theatre in Craiova. From 2003-2009 he served as the Artistic Director of Kentucky’s Actors Guild of Lexington, where he produced over forty shows and directed more than ten. Notable directing credits include: Hamlet (production featured in January 2008 American Theatre Magazine), Rabbit Hole, All My Sons, Stop Kiss, Tartuffe (freely adapted by Charles Edward Pogue), and world premiere productions of Long Time Travelling (by New York Times best-selling novelist Silas House) and Checking In (by Brian Hampton), Avenue Q and The Rocky Horror Show (both at the Warehouse Theatre, SC), Fault/Line (World Premiere and first American production at the MeetFactory in Prague, Czech Republic), Romeo and Juliet (Cincinnati Shakespeare Company), The Laramie Project (Barksdale Theatre), subUrbia (Theatre IV), and Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop (Theatre IV, Barksdale Theatre and TheatreVirginia). Since 2006, Dr. St. Peter has served as a visiting lecturer at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London, England. He has taught or guest lectured at Trinity College (Dublin), the University of Kentucky, Texas Tech University, Centre College (KY), Christopher Newport University (VA), Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Toledo and others. Dr. St. Peter currently serves as the Chair of the Directing Committee of SETC, is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, a 2007 participant in the LaMaMa/Umbria International Directors Symposium held in Spoleto, Italy,and a 2002 recipient of a Princess Grace Foundation Theater Award. He previously served as the Associate Artistic Director of TheatreVirginia and Barksdale Theatre (Virginia). Dr. St. Peter received his M.F.A. in stage directing from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Fine Arts at Texas Tech University in 2013.

He is the proud father of Olivia St. Peter, a musical theatre major at Syracuse University and Aidan St. Peter, an 8th grader at Natchitoches Junior High.



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