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Pete Dr. Peter Lubrecht

Dr. Peter Lubrecht has a Ph.D. in Educational Theatre from New York University, and a Masters Degree in English and Drama Theory from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science. He studied with the late Lowell Swortzell the founder of the Educational Theatre Program at N.Y.U as well as with Nellie McCaslin the Creative Dramatics pioneer and the late Stephen Palestrant noted Theatre historian and set designer.

His dissertation topic was focused on directing and teaching methods for Youth Shakespeare. As a result of his studies he has been giving papers internationally on Youth Theater, historical Shakespeare productions from the actor’s point of view, theatrical pedagogy, research, writing, and youth and school productions. His travels as a presenter have taken him to the University of Roehampton in London, University of Portsmouth, Southeastern Utah University, and Toronto and to his alma mater NYU for international Shakespeare Conferences. An avid researcher with an interest in historical theater, Lubrecht has been lecturing locally on the Civil War and 19th Century American Theatre.

Peter is originally from New York City where he appeared in, and was a part of, an experimental theater program conducted by the New York Public Schools, under whose aegis he studied acting with Harold Jackson of the Harlem Renaissance, while touring NYC and performing for and meeting Langston Hughes. He was on NPR as a guest at age nine. His early television production experience began at NYU under the direction of the late Haig Menoogian, and finished while working for Harry Salter, Jackie Gleason and Merv Griffin productions.

As an actor he has appeared in a variety of musicals and dramas. His favorites include Equus (Dr. Dysart) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Big Daddy), Oliver (Bill Sykes) and The Fantastiks (The Father). His experience includes years of award winning High School Theatre productions, professional theatre and also with Community Theatre at Brundage Park Playhouse in Randolph, NJ, which he founded. Peter is an adjunct professor of English, Speech and Theatre at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem PA; however he also was with Lehman University Graduate School and Lincoln Center (Performing Arts in the English Classroom) Jersey City University, Bergen, Morris and Passaic Community Colleges. He finished his high school career as a drama teacher at the Cecily Tyson School of Performing Arts.

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