Peter Glazer

Associate Professor

Professor Glazer is a professional director and playwright whose plays, adaptations, collaborations and directing projects include Woody Guthrie’s American Song (Bay Area Drama Critics award, with Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations Off-Broadway and Joseph Jefferson Award winner in Chicago), O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music (Delaware Theater Co.), Michael, Margaret, Pat & Kate (Marin Theater Co., Victory Gardens Theater), Measure for MeasureSeven LearsMurder of Crows, and Marisol (UC Berkeley), Heart of Spain and Foe (UC Berkeley and Northwestern University). He is presently co-writing a musical based on The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness by Berkeley storyteller Joel ben Izzy, and co-writing a new play with Celtic harp virtuoso and storyteller Patrick Ball, Come Dance With Me In Ireland: A Pilgrimage to Yeats Country. His most recent project is an adaptation of Karen Shepard’s historical novel The Celestials as a resident artist at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. He is a longtime member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), and sits on the Governing Board of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.

Education: Ph.D. in Performance Studies, Northwestern University

Research interests: 

Performance Theory
20th Century American Theater
Commemorative Performance