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Peter Flynn

Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance

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Mr. Flynn is an award winning director, writer, and educator who has created two educational programs and several new musicals. Formerly the Director of Musical Theatre at Stella Adler Conservatory, he created curricula integrating training for the singing actor with the Adler acting philosophy. Mr. Flynn is the former Artistic Director of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY, as well as the Founding Artistic Director of the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO. In all of his programs, he created partnerships with young artists and industry professionals including Stephen Schwartz, Jeanine Tesori, Michael John LaChiusa, Adam Bock, Emily Skinner, Billy Porter, and Donna Murphy.

Directing credits include the off-Broadway premiere of Smart Blonde by Willy Holtzman, starring Andréa Burns; Matilda for the Olney Theatre; and Into the Woods, 1776, and Ragtime (Helen Hayes nominated) for Ford’s Theatre where he is currently an Associate Artist. Other credits include Curvy Widow by Bobby Goldman & Drew Brody at the Westside Theatre; Chess with Josh Groban & Julia Murney; Sweeney Todd with Terrence Mann & Liz Larsen; Funny Girl with Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, & Sutton Foster; Our Town with B.D. Wong, and S. Epatha Merkerson; On the 20th Century with Douglas Sills & Marin Mazzie; Skippyjon Jones, and Junie B. Jones (two Lucille Lortel Award nominations); & Rhapsody in Seth starring Seth Rudetsky; Andrea Martin’s one woman show, Andrea Martin: Final Days Everything Must Go; Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop; Gypsy for the St. Louis MUNY; and Man of La Mancha for the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre (Carbonell Award, Best Direction).

Mr. Flynn is the Chairman of the Board for Live and In Color, a theatre organization dedicated to the creation and proliferation of work written by and for BIPOC Theatre Artists. He is also a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, and is an Artist Ambassador for the Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School in New Zealand.

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