Peter Sampieri

Peter Sampieri

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: ADM-1
Phone: 978-542-6908

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
3753 W1 SPC101A Oral Communication: Personal & Professional

Professional Biography

Peter Sampieri is a professional stage director, playwright, puppeteer, musician and professor who lives in Peabody, MA. He has a passion for directing and developing new work. His professional directing credits include (Off-Broadway/NYC) the world premiere of On The Line at the Cherry Lane Theatre, The Sister Wall 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, and A Bright Room Called Day, Talk to Me Like the Rain…, Decagogo: The Exquisite Corpse, and King Stag for the Elemental Theatre Collective. He has taught and directed at New York University, Brown University, Huntington Theatre Company, New England Conservatory of Music, Providence College, University of Rhode Island, OperaWorks, in Northridge, California, and Northwestern University’s National High School Institute. This is his sixth year serving as Assistant Professor in the Theatre and Speech Communications Department at Salem State University, where he directed Twelfth Night and Cabaret in 2012. As a playwright his credits include The Georgy at St. Michael’s Playhouse, Recession: The Musical at Perishable Theatre, The Digital and Analog of Peter Sampieri at Emerson College, Kafka in Tel Aviv at Salem State University, and Grass at The Salem Athenaeum. He is Artistic Director and founder of Imbroglio, a new company in Salem, MA dedicating to making slow, sustainable, site-specific theatre that puts audience and artists first. He holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in both Theatre and English Literature from St. Michael’s College and a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the Trinity Rep Conservatory. He is the 2002 recipient of a Pell Award Scholarship for Artistic Excellence, and the 2014 recipient of three National Awards from The Kennedy Center for his original play Kafka in Tel Aviv, including Outstanding Direction of a New Work, Distinguished Achievement in the Production of a New Work, and The David Mark Cohen National Playwriting award.  He is a proud member of both SDC, the independent national labor union for professional directors and choreographers, and The Dramatists Guild, the independent national labor union for professional playwrights.