Peter Kallok, assistant professor of theatre design, received his B.A. from U.C.L.A. and his M.F.A. from the University of Washington. He served as the technical director of the Summer Repertory Theater, Santa Rosa, CA for three years before joining StageWest in Springfield, MA, where he was technical director, scenic designer and artistic associate. With more than fifty designs to his credit Peter’s work includes scenery for Equus, Riches, Closer, Venus, and BFE as well as lights for The Ride Across Lake Constance, Riches, Unplugging and Bind Their Wounds at Hampshire College. Other professional and summer stock design credits include the Miniature Theatre of Chester, Summer Theatre Mount Holyoke, Worcester Foothills Theater, New London Barn Playhouse and Summer Theater at Meredith Village. Peter has served as designer and fabrication consultant respectively for WALA Heimettel, International, and AGH Design. He designed and fabricated scenic elements for Popa Depot for HERE'S American Living Room Series.
Peter is actively involved in Hampshire’s DART (Design Art and Technology) Program. He is focused on design driven performance. Peter has worked with students developing and presenting performance pieces reflecting on trauma, a photograph, control, and a piece of thread. Peter’s current project is based on memories of working in a DDT plant and Rachel Carson. In addition to scenography Peter teaches courses in light art and in exploring performance spaces.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
IA-0141: Projection Design in the Theatre (Spring 2014)
IA-0316: Advanced Studies in Theatre Design (Spring 2014)
JTW-0248: Revealing Light (January 2014)
IA-0271: Designers Reading Plays (Fall 2013)