26 Webster Hall
PO Box: AC# 2248
Peter T. Lobdell
Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Theater and Dance; Chair of Theater and Dance
Departmental affiliation:Theater and Dance
InterestsStage magic, puppetry, and performance poetryAmherst College
Peter Lobdell has directed mime and movement for the Broadway and National Touring companies of Equus. He has worked on ten productions of Equus, most recently at the Stratford Festival in Ontario and at the Alley Theatre in Houston. He coached movement for the Broadway company of The Elephant Man. He has directed for Circle Rep Lab and the Music Theater Performing Group in New York. He has created and performed fifty theater works presented at Dance Theatre Workshop, La Mama ETC, the Cubiculo, the Long Wharf Theater, Pepsico’s Summerfare, the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Yale Repertory Theater, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center among other venues. His work was presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, HOT in The Hague, Netherlands, the 9th Annual Festival of Marionettes in Ascona, Switzerland, and at T2 in Tokyo, Japan. He directed the mime for the Hartford Stage Company’s Our Town in the fall of 2007 and for the Alley Theater in Houston in the fall of 2009. In the spring of 2013 he will direct movement for The Elephant Man at the Alley Theater.
Before coming to Amherst, he has taught movement and acting at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. He was director of the movement program at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York for twelve years. He has taught at the Michael Howard Studio in New York.