B.Michael Peterson has worked in the entertainment industry for more than ten years as a stage hand, stage manager, associate producer, playwright and director throughout the natural Northwest. He is a graduate of Lane Community College with his Associate of Arts degree in Theater Arts and English and is a proud member of Dramatis Guild of America.
Peterson has directed John C. Davenport’s HIS MOTHER CALLS HIM PETEY (Seattle Playwrights Collective) Manuel Puig’s KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Trial by Fire TheatreWorks) and J.Stephen Brantley’s BREAK (Over the Rainbow Performance Lab). In college, he directed Anne Kern’s ELEVATOR LOVE and Jerome McDonough’s ROOMERS - both at Lane Community College.
He is the author of ESPRESSO QUEEROLOGY (a book of ten gay short stories/to be released in June 2011), and three full length plays: TRUCE, CAN’T TEAR ME DOWN, and KRITICAL SUICIDE. He has several published poems and articles on Helium.com. From 2008 to 2010, Peterson was a monthly columnist for the Cuntagious ‘Zine in Eugene, Oregon.
His work as a stage manager and assistant director has been hailed at Actors Cabaret of Eugene, Lord Leebrick Theater, Key Productions and Annex Theatre on shows including HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, ASSASSINS, HAIR, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, SMOKEY JOES CAFE, PRELUDE TO A KISS, JEKYLL AND HYDE, and ROCKY HORROR SHOW.
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