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Peter works extensively as a director of theater, musical theater, opera and new work development. He is the Founding Artistic Director of Theater Latté Da, a Twin Cities-based company dedicated to adventurous music-theater. Since the company’s inception in 1992, Peter has directed 82 main-stage productions, including 13 world premieres and 13 area premieres. In 2012 the company launched NEXT, a major new works initiative for the development of new music-theater.

Directing highlights include Other Desert Cities, M. Butterfly and Private Lives for the Guthrie Theater, record-breaking productions of Annie, The Wizard of Oz, and the world premiere of Disney’s High School Musical for the Children’s Theatre Company; Cosi fan tutte for the Minnesota Opera; Doubt, Once on this Island and Miss Julie for Ten Thousand Things; Guys and Dolls and Oklahoma! for Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre; and award-winning productions of Spring Awakening, La Bohème, Old Wicked Songs and Violet for Theater Latté Da.

Peter frequently directs workshops of new plays, musicals and operas with Theater Latté Da, the Playwrights’ Center, Philadelphia’s PlayPenn and the Illusion Theatre, where he is an artistic associate.

He is the creator of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, which premiered in a live broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio and has since been broadcast around the globe. In 2018, All is Calm received its Off-Broadway debut at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, for which it won a 2019 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. This original docu-musical had its world premiere in a live broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio in 2007. Since that time, the show has enjoyed global success reaching more than 50 cities playing prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Cal Performances (Berkeley, CA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). The show has toured 11 season across North America and has been licensed and performed by theater companies and choruses across the US and Canada. Peter is also the creator of Steerage Song along with musician and storyteller Dan Chouinard. Steerage Song is a new musical about the European American immigrant experience between 1845 and 1924 seen through the lens of the current immigration debate. The work includes songs from 25 countries and is performed in 18 different languages.

Peter has been named one of Minnesota’s Artists of the Year by the Star Tribune (2001, 2007, 2011), Theater Artist of the Year (2010) by Lavender Magazine, Best Director of the Year (2006, 2010) by City Pages and Artist of the Year by City Pages(2012). He has received nine Ivey Awards for Overall Excellence, and has been awarded grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Theater Communications Group, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the McKnight Foundation.

Peter has served on the board of directors for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Alive and Kickin’ and the Twin Cities’ Ivey Awards. He also served on the steering committee for the creation of the Minnesota Theater Alliance. He has been as a panelist and evaluator for the Playwrights’ Center, the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals.

Peter has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Theater from St. John’s University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Single Tickets to Asolo Repertory Theatre's Upcoming Season Go on Sale Next Week

Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced that single tickets to its upcoming season will go on sale September 11 at 10 a.m. Learn more about the 2023-24 season, ticket prices, discounts, and more here!

Asolo Rep Appoints New Directors Of Development And Marketing

Asolo Repertory Theatre announced today that Sarah Johnson has been named the theatre's new Director of Development and Eric Pugh has been named Director of Marketing and Communications, both are now serving in these capacities.

Justin Lucero Named Artistic Director Of Theater Latte Da

Theater Latté Da (TLD) announced today that it has chosen Justin Lucero as its next Artistic Director. Lucero will join TLD in mid-October, co-leading the organization with Managing Director Elisa Spencer-Kaplan.

Denis Jones to Direct Asolo Rep's Production of CRAZY FOR YOU

Get the latest news on Asolo Rep's production of Crazy For You, directed by Denis Jones. Find out show dates and ticket information for this highly anticipated musical revival. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of Crazy For You at Asolo Rep.

Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Theater Latté Da

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Theater Latté Da has revealed its 2023-2024 season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at NEXT TO NORMAL at Theater Latté Da

Get a behind the scenes look at Next to Normal at Theater Latte Da.

Theater Latté Da Reveals Lineup For NEXT FESTIVAL 2023

Theater Latté Da has announced the slate of artists and projects for this summer’s NEXT FESTIVAL 2023. Learn more about the lineup here!

Hermitage Announces Second Year of “Cross Arts Collaborative” in Support of Sarasota Artists and Performing Arts Institutions 

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has announced the continuation of the Sarasota Cross Arts Collaborative, made possible once more with generous support from the Koski Family Foundation. This initiative is designed to give frequent performers and company members from leading Sarasota arts organizations a chance to expand their artistic practice from 'performer' to 'creator.'

Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Asolo Repertory Theatre

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Theater Latte Da Celebrates 25th Anniversary With TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF SHOWSTOPPERS Gala

Theater Latté Da and more than 400 friends, artists and patrons will gather at Quincy Hall on Thursday, May 18, 2023, for the TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF SHOWSTOPPERS GALA, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Twin Cities' foremost producer of new and reimagined musical theater.

Asolo Repertory Theatre Reveals Ross Egan as New Managing Director

After a national search, Asolo Repertory Theatre's incoming Producing Artistic Director Peter Rothstein along with the Board of Directors has selected Ross Egan as the new managing director. Egan will assume the role on July 1, 2023 following the planned departure of Linda DiGabriele on June 30, 2023. DiGabriele has been at Asolo Rep for 50 years, with 35 of those years in the position of managing director.

Anna Moskowitz, Zoe Brown, and Middle Man Productions Announce Production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, Premiering April 20th

Director Anna Moskowitz and Executive Producer Zoe Brown have announced their local production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, a thought-provoking play that explores the complexities of human relationships and the scars that bind us together.

Cast Announced For MAN OF LA MANCHA at Asolo Rep

Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the final show in its 64th season, MAN OF LA MANCHA. Peter Rothstein returns to direct this reimagined musical which was written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion.

Kentucky Opera Announces 2023-24 All-English Season

Kentucky Opera announces its 23/24 season. All four operas will be sung in English, with performances in The Brown Theatre and the Opera Center. Appearing on the Kentucky Opera stage for the first time since 2010 is Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. An opera filled with curiosity and adventure follows two young children in their quest to save themselves and the gingerbread children from the wicked witch. Kentucky Opera's Youth Chorus will be featured in this vivid, larger than life production.

TWELVE ANGRY MEN: A NEW MUSICAL & More Set for Asolo Repertory Theatre 2023-24 Season

Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced its 2023-2024 season. See the full programming, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Industry Pro Newsletter: A Look at Broadway's Comeback, The Leadership Shuffle Continues

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Peter Rothstein to Depart as Artistic Director of Theater Latté Da

Theater Latté Da (TLD) has announced that its founding Artistic Director, Peter Rothstein, will step down to assume a new role as Producing Artistic Director of Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida, succeeding longtime Asolo Rep artistic leader Michael Edwards.

Asolo Rep Names Peter Rothstein as New Producing Artistic Director

After an extensive international search, Asolo Repertory Theatre's Board of Directors has selected Peter Rothstein as the new incoming producing artistic director. Rothstein has accepted a five-year contract and will assume the role on July 1, 2023, following the planned departure of Michael Donald Edwards on June 30, 2023.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Guthrie Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.


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