Teaching Artists

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Peter Bisgaier

Peter Bisgaier has worked in all aspects of the theatre since performing in the titular role as The Handsome Troll in the first grade. During the last 40ish years, he’s worked as an actor, director, producer, and writer as well as stage manager, lighting designer, technical director and much more. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a BFA in Theatre and was part of the inaugural class in the Michael Howard Conservatory. For the past 25 years, he has taught acting, playwriting, and filmmaking to hundreds of kids in classes and camps. Most recently, Peter co-founded Pegasus Theatre Company where he is the Producing Artistic Director.  He continues to act in the region, most recently appearing in 74 Seconds to Judgement at the Arden Theater Company. His screenplay The Legend of Santa Claus has been optioned by AugustRoad Entertainment and is on its way to becoming a feature film.

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Sarah Stryker

Sarah Stryker is completing her Masters of Theatre at Villanova University where she is a set assistant. She has the great joy of building stages and performing on them. Sarah earned her Bachelors of Philosophy and Bachelors of Fine Art from The College of New Jersey in 2012, where she earned the Frank Erath award for fostering theatre in the student community. She trained at Stella Adler School of Acting (NYC, 2012), and Dell’Arte International (CA, 2014.) She cut her teeth locally with Shakespeare ’70, and now performs professionally with such companies as Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Revolution Shakespeare, and New Jersey’s own Pegasus Theatre Company. After completing her Masters, Sarah will continue her work with movement and Shakespeare, both professionally and academically. 

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Jennifer Nasta Zefutie

Jennifer Nasta Zefutie is an actor, director, producer, and teaching artist with over 20 years of experience.  She discovered a love for acting when a highly dynamic, very intimidating, and now favorite college professor and friend challenged her to audition for the play.  Despite having never acted before, Jennifer landed the lead and the rest is history!  An award-winning actress, Jennifer has appeared in plays and short and feature length films, corporate videos, and industrials across the country.  She also has originated several roles in off-Broadway play festivals, including the Midtown International Theatre Festival and The Players Theatre Short Play Festival.  As a teaching artist, Jennifer loves teaching and directing high schoolers.  She also loves working with business professionals, sales professionals, and lawyers in applying theatre skills and techniques to business and legal practices.  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 and has also studied internationally at the Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow, Russia.