About Leonard Peters
Peters has directed more than 50 productions across the United States. In New York City his work has appeared at Playwrights Horizons, The WPA Theatre, La Mama etc., Circle Repertory Company, St. Clement’s Playhouse, The Joyce Theater, St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery, Lincoln Center, and at the renowned Metropolitan Room.
In Washington, D.C. he directed at the Kennedy Center and The Folger Theatre and at many of the major League of Regional Theaters, nationwide.
Peters continues to bring his curiosity, passion, and keen director’s intelligence to diverse genres including musicals, narrative modern dance, symphony orchestra productions, film, television, and cabaret.
Peters is the author of two books, Demystifying The Monologue: Your Road Map to a Compelling Performance and the forthcoming Demystifying Public Speaking: Your Road Map to Successful Presentation, and is the co-author and director of Babalu-cy! The Art of Desi Arnaz (Winner of the 2008 Backstage Bistro Award, Best Theme Show). Currently, he is working on Dog Follies, a new musical.
Peters coaches and tutors professionals in such far-ranging fields as theatre, politics, media, architecture, legal, religion, publishing, healthcare, business, and finance.
Peters has taught at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and The New York Film Academy in New York.
Peters teaches in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Paris. He currently offers Master Classes in Performing Monologues and Script Interpretation based on his studies with Stella Adler.