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Peter Sampieri is a professional stage director and university professor who lives in Salem, MA. His directing credits include (Off-Broadway/NYC) the world premiere of On The Line at the Cherry Lane Theatre, The SisterWall at Barrow St. Theatre, and The Three Same Guys at The Public. (NYC workshops) include world premieres of Green Velvet at Bric, Show Ho at Six Figures, and Vendetta Chrome for The Dramatist's Guild. (Regional Theatre) credits include: Wit, A Christmas Carol, and The Taming of The Shrew at Trinity Rep, and the world premiere of Yemaya's Belly at Portland Stage Company. He also directed Red Noses, Crime and Punishment, The Pillowman, and the world premiere of Radio Free Emerson (which received an Elliot Norton Award in 2008 for Outstanding New Play) at Gamm Theatre. A Bright Room Called Day, Talk to Me Like the Rain..., Decagogo: The Exquisite Corpse, and King Stag for Elemental Theatre Collective.
He has taught and directed at New York University, Brown University, Huntington Theatre Company, Providence College, University of Rhode Island, OperaWorks, in Northridge, California, and Northwestern University's National High School Institute. Mr. Sampieri is a guest director in the Graduate Opera Studies Program at the New England Conservatory in Boston, and an Asst. Professor of Directing and Dramatic Theory in the Theatre and Speech Communications Dept. at Salem State University. He is a 2002 recipient of a Pell Award Scholarship for Artistic Excellence, and a proud member of SDC, the independent national labor union for professional directors and choreographers.