Rick St. Peter

Email:  ricks@clemson.edu
Office Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10 - 11 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 - 11 am
or by appointment


Richard St. Peter is an award-winning stage director, producer, and educator with nearly 15 years experience in professional theatre. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Clemson University where he teaches courses in Directing, Structure of Drama, Theatre Appreciation, Dramatic Literature, and Theatre History.

From 2003 through 2009, he served as the Artistic Director of Kentucky’s Actors Guild of Lexington, where he produced over 40 shows and directed more than 10. Some of his favorite AGL productions include “Hamlet” (production featured in Jan 2008 American Theatre Magazine), “Rabbit Hole,” “All My Sons,” “Stop Kiss,” “Tartuffe,” and world premiere productions of “Long Time Travelling” (by New York Times best-selling novelist Silas House) and “Checking In” (by Brian Hampton). Other notable productions at AGL include “The Pillowman,” “Arcadia,” “The Story,” “Exits and Entrances,” “The Fantasticks,” “Art,” “Vincent in Brixton,” and others. Other directing credits include “Avenue Q” (Warehouse Theatre), “Fault/Line” (World Premiere and first American production at the MeetFactory in Prague, Czech Republic), “Checking In” (New York’s 2009 Midtown International Theatre Festival, June Havoc Theatre), “Hamlet” (Temple Theatre), “Romeo and Juliet” (Cincinnati Shakespeare Company), “The Laramie Project” (Barksdale Theatre), “subUrbia” (Theatre IV), “Jails,” “Hospitals & Hip-Hop” (Theatre IV, Barksdale Theatre and TheatreVirginia), Christopher Marlowe’s “Edward II” (Live Arts), “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” (Centre College), “Tartuffe” (Virginia Union University), and the world premiere of “Weak/Side/Help” (University of Kentucky).

Since 2006, Dr. St. Peter has served as a visiting lecturer at Rose Bruford College in London, England. He has also taught or guest lectured at the University of Kentucky, Texas Tech University, Centre College, Asbury College, Christopher Newport University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Toledo, and others.

Dr. St. Peter 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 MFA in Stage Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Fine Arts at Texas Tech University in 2013.