Charlie Peters: Lighting Designer and Production Dramaturg (Unmasked)

Charlie Peters (he/ze, him/hir) is a theatre and opera director, actor, lighting designer, playwright, dramaturge, poet, and clown. Ze holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan, an MFA in Theatre Practice at the University of Alberta, and has continued hir training at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance. He is the recipient of Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards for Outstanding Emerging Artist (2013) and Outstanding Lighting Design (Two Corpses Go Dancing, 2015) and was nominated for Outstanding Direction (Diana Son’s Stop Kiss, 2014) and Outstanding Original Script (Many Fires, 2019). Hir artistic work has been seen on stages (and in parks, fields, school gyms, living rooms, and swimming pools) across Western Canada. Charlie is Secretary of the Board and Chair of the Membership Committee of the Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals, Founding Director of Embrace Theatre, a former Artistic Associate with Sum Theatre, and also works as a theatre educator, using drama skills to build community, personal awareness, and self-confidence through theatre.

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