Peter Sargent

Photo of Peter SargentDean of the College of Fine Arts; Head, Stage Management program; B.F.A., Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1959; M.F.A., Yale University, 1963. At Webster since 1966.

Peter is the founding Dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts and Heads the Lighting Design and Stage Management Programs.  He is celebrating his 49th season with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis as a Resident Lighting Designer.  Highlights include YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, SWEENEY TODD, THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and COMPANY.  Additional theatres include: The Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, The Goodspeed Opera House, The Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival and The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.  He is a member of the College of Fellows of American Theatre and The National Theatre Conference.  He is a recipient of a Special Citation for Education from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.  Additionally, he is a member of the Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.  He is Secretary for the Board of Directors of the Arts and Education Council; a member of the boards for The Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, The Tennessee Williams Festival of St. Louis, Dance St. Louis and The Insight Theatre.  He is the founder of the National Unified Auditions and Coordinates the College Audition Program for the International Thespian Festival.