Producing Artistic Director
Peter has worked in all aspects of theatre since graduation from the University of Southern California with a BFA in Theatre. As Co-Producing Artistic Director of The Empire Theatre Company, he oversaw the production of three off-Broadway plays, most notably the NY stage premiere of
Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs. As an actor, he has appeared across the country in such roles as Jonathan Harker in Dracula (Delaware Theatre Co.), Faulkland in The Rivals (Horse Cave Theatre), the title role in The Nerd (Phoenix Theatre), Clive/Cathy in Cloud Nine (Green Room Theatre), Ernie in Rumors (Montgomery Theater Company), Jack in Brighton Beach Memoirs (Act II Playhouse), Marc in ‘ART’ (Pegasus Theatre Company), and George in Chapter Two (Pegasus Theatre Company). An award-winning director, Peter has directed over 30 productions, most recently Bakersfield Mist, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Unnecessary Farce. As a playwright, he wrote stage adaptations of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and the novel Choke by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), as well as several short plays and monologues. Currently, Peter is busy completing his latest play Climbing the Slide. His screenplay The Legend of Santa Claus: The Beginning has been optioned by AugustRoad Entertainment and is on its way to becoming a feature film. Peter also teaches many classes and camps on topics including acting, playwriting, and filmmaking. Peter has dedicated his life to the pursuit of high quality artistic endeavors.
Managing Artistic Director
Jennifer Nasta Zefutie
Jennifer is an actor, director, producer, and teaching artist with over 20 years of experience. Most recently, Jennifer directed Pegasus Theatre Company's productions of Yasmina Reza’s 'ART', Neil Simon's Chapter Two, and the East Coast Premiere of Human Error by Eric Pfeffinger.
An award-winning actress, Jennifer has appeared in plays and short and feature length films, corporate videos, and industrials across the country. Favorite past roles include Annette in God of Carnage (Pegasus Theatre Company), Linda in Fiction (Pegasus Theatre Company), Anne Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Jo in A Few Good Men, and the title role in Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood. As a director, in addition to her work with Pegasus, favorite past shows include Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound, Ayn Rand’s Night of January 16th, Stephen Shwartz’s Godspell, and Alan Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors. Jennifer’s teaching focuses on working with business professionals in applying theatre skills and techniques to business and legal practices. She is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, where she teaches second year students acting techniques to improve their oral advocacy and public speaking skills. Jennifer holds a BA in English Literature and Drama from Lafayette College and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law. She is an alumna of The National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT. Jennifer studied internationally at the Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow, Russia. She lives with her husband and daughter in Cranbury, NJ.
Bryan Hagelin is an early-career director/actor and digital marketing professional from Philadelphia, PA and a graduate of Cornell University. His collegiate directing credits include The Nether (honors thesis), The Last Five Years, and a collection of peer-written short plays. Outside of Cornell, Bryan held an artistic internship at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY, and he has assisted directors on professional productions in Ithaca, Philadelphia, and NYC. Currently, Bryan works remotely at GoLogic Solutions, a tech startup for small businesses based in Chicago, IL.
Chrissy is a theatre artist originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from James Madison University with a concentration in Theatre Education, and has studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City with a concentration in Shakespearean Study. She has worked as an actor, choreographer, and costume designer with various companies in Virginia, New Jersey, New York, and New Hampshire. She previously worked as a teaching artist with theatres in the Washington, D.C. area. Chrissy was cofounder of Recess Theatre in Robbinsville, NJ, where she served as Director of Education from 2017-2021. She has costume designed every production for Pegasus since 2019, and also freelances as a costume designer for several local schools and theatres. For more: www.chrissyjohnson.info
Jonathan A. Martin
Jonathan is a director, teaching artist, and arts advocate born and raised in East Windsor, NJ. He received his B.A. in Theatre from James Madison University. He has directed dozens of shows in New Jersey, Virginia, New Hampshire and New York City. As an actor, Jonathan has performed in over 50 productions in more than 10 states. With Pegasus, he has worked as an actor, director, dramaturg, and fight choreographer. Outside of Pegasus,Jonathan was the co-founder and Artistic
Director for Recess Theatre, where he directed summer Shakespeare shows and taught acting, auditioning, and stage
combat. By day, he teaches Theater at Princeton Day School and coaches high school seniors looking to pursue careers in the performing arts.