Peter Andersen is a director and actor.
He is artistic director of Oak Park Festival Theatre.
He received his MFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a graduate of Emerson College where he obtained his BFA in Acting.
I turn my attention to works rooted in our collective past. Whether this be canonical plays such as Shakespeare or seminal writings such as James Baldwin, I bring contemporary voices to these works with the intention of bursting them open. By directing and adapting classic plays with contemporary POC and Queer artists, I ask audiences to reexamine the current moment and look towards a different future.