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St. Peter, Rick

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Email: ricks@clemson.edu

Richard (Rick) St. Peter is an award-winning stage director, producer and educator with over 15 years experience in professional theatre. He is currently in his fifth year as an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Clemson University where he teaches courses in Directing, Structure of Drama, Theatre Appreciation, Dramatic Literature, and Theatre History. At Clemson, he has directed "Melissa Arctic," "Twelfth Night," "Vincent in Brixton" and a staged reading of "Homestead," an adaptation of "La Casa de Bernarda Alba." During the 2016-2017 academic year, he served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Craiova in Romania. For the university, he directed Sarah Kane's "4;48 Psychosis" and also had the honor to guest direct at the Romanian National Theatre "Marin Sorescu." 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. Some of his favorite AGL productions include: "Hamlet" (production featured in January 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 directing credits include: "Avenue Q" and "The Rocky Horror Show" (both at the 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 Trinity College (Dublin), the University of Kentucky, Texas Tech University, Centre College, Christopher Newport University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Toledo and others. Dr. St. Peter is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), 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.