Peter Nason

Peter Nason

    An actor, director, and theatre teacher, Peter Nason fell in love with the theatre at the tender age of six when he saw Mickey Rooney in “George M!” at the Shady Grove in Washington, D.C. He has appeared in dozens of productions around the country, helmed several films and directed over thirty plays. His love of the theatre, and his passion for the craft of acting and directing, has led him to reach hundreds of Florida teenagers to help make the stage their home.  He has currently started a new theatre program at a Title 1 school where he hopes the students there will find the same joy of performing that he found.
 
A graduate of the University of Alabama and the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy, Peter is an award-winning playwright and has written for various periodicals and newspapers, including “The Tampa Tribune,” where he was a book reviewer and community columnist. One of his literary heroines, the late great Pauline Kael, summed up his philosophy of reviewing:  “In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.”   Peter resides in Wesley Chapel, Florida with his beloved Boston Terrier, Ike. 
 




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BWW Review: 18 for 2018: The Best Local Shows & Performances of the YearBWW Review: 18 for 2018: The Best Local Shows & Performances of the Year
Posted: Dec. 26, 2018


BWW Review: Nick Hoop & Ryan Fisher Lead an Outstanding Ensemble in Innovocative Theatre's Shattering COLUMBINUSBWW Review: Nick Hoop & Ryan Fisher Lead an Outstanding Ensemble in Innovocative Theatre's Shattering COLUMBINUS
Posted: Jan. 13, 2019


BWW Review: Michael Frayn's Thought-Provoking COPENHAGEN at Tampa Rep Starts the Year Off RightBWW Review: Michael Frayn's Thought-Provoking COPENHAGEN at Tampa Rep Starts the Year Off Right
Posted: Jan. 6, 2019


BWW Review: Forget Scrooge and George Bailey; MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at American Stage is the Holiday Play We NeedBWW Review: Forget Scrooge and George Bailey; MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at American Stage is the Holiday Play We Need
Posted: Dec. 24, 2018


BWW Review: Giles Davies is the Finest Iago You'll Ever See in Jobsite Theater's Taut, Exciting Production of William Shakespeare's OTHELLO at the ShimbergBWW Review: Giles Davies is the Finest Iago You'll Ever See in Jobsite Theater's Taut, Exciting Production of William Shakespeare's OTHELLO at the Shimberg
Posted: Jan. 16, 2019


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BWW Review: St. Petersburg College Theater Department Offers a Spellbinding URINETOWN: THE MUSICALBWW Review: St. Petersburg College Theater Department Offers a Spellbinding URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL
Posted: Jul. 1, 2018


BWW Review: 76 Reasons to See THE MUSIC MAN at the Asolo Repertory TheatreBWW Review: 76 Reasons to See THE MUSIC MAN at the Asolo Repertory Theatre
Posted: Nov. 23, 2018


BWW Review: 18 for 2018: The Best Local Shows & Performances of the YearBWW Review: 18 for 2018: The Best Local Shows & Performances of the Year
Posted: Dec. 26, 2018


BWW Review: Lorraine Hansberry's Powerful A RAISIN IN THE SUN at American Stage - An Ageless Classic Done RightBWW Review: Lorraine Hansberry's Powerful A RAISIN IN THE SUN at American Stage - An Ageless Classic Done Right
Posted: Feb. 13, 2018


BWW Review: God, That's Good! - Marcia P. Hoffman School for the Arts Presents Stephen Sondheim's Dark Masterpiece SWEENEY TODD at Ruth Eckerd HallBWW Review: God, That's Good! - Marcia P. Hoffman School for the Arts Presents Stephen Sondheim's Dark Masterpiece SWEENEY TODD at Ruth Eckerd Hall
Posted: Jul. 27, 2018


BWW Review: St. Petersburg Opera Presents Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN at the PalladiumBWW Review: St. Petersburg Opera Presents Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN at the Palladium
Posted: Jul. 3, 2018


BWW Review: Giles Davies is the Finest Iago You'll Ever See in Jobsite Theater's Taut, Exciting Production of William Shakespeare's OTHELLO at the Shimberg
January 16, 2019

It's one theatrical ride that you need to experience!

BWW Review: Nick Hoop & Ryan Fisher Lead an Outstanding Ensemble in Innovocative Theatre's Shattering COLUMBINUS
January 13, 2019

Although it comes across as 'The Breakfast Club' meets 'Natural Born Killers,' it's powerful as hell.

BWW Review: Michael Frayn's Thought-Provoking COPENHAGEN at Tampa Rep Starts the Year Off Right
January 6, 2019

Three heavy-hitting actors (Ned Averill-Snell, Ami Sallee and especially Christopher Marshall) bring Frayn's ideas and rich language to life.

BWW Review: 18 for 2018: The Best Local Shows & Performances of the Year
December 26, 2018

BWW reviewer, Peter Nason, celebrates 2018 with his choices for the best in local theatre (Tampa, St. Pete and Sarasota) that the past year had to offer.

BWW Review: Forget Scrooge and George Bailey; MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at American Stage is the Holiday Play We Need
December 24, 2018

This fun holiday sequel to 'Pride and Prejudice' is escapist fare, mere fluff, but that's what's so right about it.

BWW Review: Charles Dickens' Classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Carrollwood Players
December 16, 2018

Despite its flaws, it will immediately put you in the Christmas spirit!

BWW Review: 76 Reasons to See THE MUSIC MAN at the Asolo Repertory Theatre
November 23, 2018

It will tap its way into your heart.

BWW Review: Mad Theatre of Tampa's Production of 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL Is Quite Timely in the #MeToo Era
November 5, 2018

The show offers lots of nice voices and some incredible moments, but it's overall very inconsistent.

BWW Review: L. Peter Callender is Stunning in Stephen Adly Guirgis' Pulitzer Prize Winning BETWEEN RIVERSIDE & CRAZY at American Stage
October 14, 2018

The Tampa Bay Area Premiere of a show that is heartbreaking and funny, and that features one of the finest performances local audiences have seen in quite a long time.

BWW Review: THE FANTASTICKS Enchants at freeFall Theatre
September 30, 2018

It's a beautiful show, gorgeously mounted, with a couple of questionable moves that do not detract from its overall loveliness.

BWW Review: Laura Benanti's Astonishing One Night Only Cabaret at the Sarasota Opera House
September 22, 2018

It was like an entertaining musical mash-up tour of the Tony Award Winner's charmed life, and I didn't want it to end.

BWW Preview: Sarasota Opera House, in association with Carolan Trbovich's Cabaret by the Bay, Presents Laura Benanti on Friday, September 21 at 7:30 PM
September 21, 2018

Carolan Trbovich wouldn't mind if you summed up her life in a single word: Wicked. Oh sure, some would think it might mean that she was being labeled as crafty or iniquitous. But that's not the case. For her, the word 'wicked' means 'life saver.' Literally. Because of the popular Stephen Schwartz show, Ms. Trbovich is continuing to make her mark in the arts, doing what she does best.

BWW Preview: 14 Questions for LAURA BENANTI...The Tony Award Winner Will Be Performing a One Night Only Cabaret at the Sarasota Opera House on Friday, September 21st
September 18, 2018

Laura Benanti discusses her favorite shows (including 'The Muppets Christmas Carol') and what to expect from her upcoming Sarasota performance: 'A fun, relaxed evening of stories and song that appeal to all ages.'

BWW Review: A Winning 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at the Carrollwood Players
September 9, 2018

It's so much fun, you might want to see it twice!

BWW Review: PJMA Theater Productions Launches Its First Show with BARE: A POP OPERA
September 8, 2018

Although I admire any new theatre company that wants to do edgy, provocative work, this was not my favorite show.

BWW Review: An Eclectic Blend of 18 Original Works at the TBTF 2018 Short Play Competition
September 4, 2018

It's a mixed bag overall, but the good were really good, with definite standouts (especially IN FARCE and FATHERLESS CHILD).

BWW Review: Marie-Claude Tremblay is Outstanding in Lindsey Ferrentino's UGLY LIES THE BONE, Presented by Innovocative Theatre & Stageworks
August 13, 2018

It's a powerful show about PTSD with a central performance that is one of the strongest of the year.

BWW Review: Joshua Harmon's Riveting, Brutally Funny BAD JEWS at American Stage
July 30, 2018

This is one hell of a show, one of the best of the year, so you better get your tickets now.

BWW Review: God, That's Good! - Marcia P. Hoffman School for the Arts Presents Stephen Sondheim's Dark Masterpiece SWEENEY TODD at Ruth Eckerd Hall
July 27, 2018

It may not be everyone's taste, but that doesn't stop it from being the greatest musical yet written.

BWW Review: Mad Theatre of Tampa Presents a Blissful IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at the Shimberg
July 23, 2018

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, the joyous wedding day musical presented by Mad Theatre of Tampa, doesn't have a bad thought in its head. At times we wonder if it has any thought in its head, but rest assured, any thoughts it does have are good. The show contains some of the most mindless fun I've had at any musical of late; it's a guaranteed good time. Imagine the tickle of champagne bubbles in your nose, and that's the feeling you get while watching it. Giddy, goofy elation.



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