Forum Speaker - Peter C. Brosius

This week we begin introducing our speakers and presenters for the TYA Forum. Our first speaker is...

Peter C. Brosius
Artistic Director
Childrens Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Peter C. Brosius joined the Children’s Theatre Company on July 1, 1997. Under his artistic leadership, CTC has received the 2003 Regional Tony Award and advanced a production to Broadway. His accomplishments at CTC also include the development of Threshold, CTC’s new play development program and in 2005 he completed a $30 million campaign to expand CTC's facilities. Partnering with Jack Zipes, Peter launched Neighborhood Bridges, a nationally acclaimed critical literacy program that is now in 12 states and throughout the Twin Cities.Previously, he was the Artistic Director of The Honolulu Theatre for Youth. During his tenure at HTY was invited to the Kennedy Center’s New Voices/New Visions Festival and the Sundance Playwrights Laboratory and was the first professional U.S. theater company to perform in the Marshall Islands, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Previously, Brosius was the Artistic Director of the Improvisational Theatre Project of the Mark Taper Forum where he commissioned and directed numerous world premieres by authors such as Lisa Loomer, Erin Cressida Wilson, Peter Mattei, as well as the U.S. premieres of One Thousand Cranes by Colin Thomas, Stamping Shouting and Singing Home by Lisa Evans, and Robinson and Crusoe by Teatro Dell Angollo. At the Taper, he also directed numerous productions for the Taper’s New Work Festival and for its mainstage. Additionally, he has directed at theaters across the country including South Coast Repertory, Arizona Theatre Company, South Street Theatre on Theatre Row, and Off Broadway for Pan Asian Repertory. He has also spent many years as a director-in-residence at the Sundance Playwrights Laboratory. Brosius is the recipient of numerous awards including TCG’s Alan Schneider Directors’ Award and honors from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award and Dramalogue. He holds a B.A. from Hampshire College and an M.F.A. from New York University.