Thomas Peterson

I'm a director, writer, dramaturg, sometime performer, and all-around theater-maker. I am currently an Artistic Associate with The Arctic Cycle, organizing Climate Change Theatre Action 2019 and co-editing Artists & Climate Change. I've worked in a range of theatrical forms and in a range of capacities, from assisting on immersive club musicals to creating an elaborate multi-form performance piece about Roy Cohn alongside an ensemble of seven performers. I'm committed to creating art that wrestles with the climate crises of the now and of the future. The politics aren't going to change if the culture doesn't.

I recently moved to New York after a Harvard Williams-Lodge Scholarship in Paris, where I wrote a thesis on the aesthetic of the sublime in the theatrical representation of the Anthropocene. I'm now developing an original adaptation of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, called The Woods Avenge Themselves. I have assistant directed for Jenny Koons at the American Repertory Theater and for Daniel Kramer for Theater, Dance & Media at Harvard. My engagement in climate activism stretches back to high school, when I led a successful fossil fuel divestment campaign.


2018 - 2019

Williams-Lodge Scholarship at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III

Master 1 in Études Théâtrales

2014 - 2018

Harvard College

A.B. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in History & Literature and Theater, Dance & Media

 © 2018 by Thomas Peterson.

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