Teaching Artists

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.

Chris Bodwitch

Chris Bodwitch is a long-time performer and movement educator with a degree in dance, training in theatrical clown, and certified in Soma Yoga™. In 2016, She created Muck and Gold, a (re)learning lab of sorts for interdisciplinary performance-making. This year, she has become a certified Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainer from the Emotion Dynamics Foundation and is thrilled to combine her creative abilities and the skills of learning the language of our emotions to strengthen our empathy for ourselves and others.

Kevin Bott

Kevin Bott has been a theater actor and director for nearly forty years. He studied acting at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He holds both a masters degree and doctorate in Theater Education from New York University. His particular areas of interest and expertise are musical theater, devising original works, and training young performers. Kevin is currently the director of the Arts Justice Division at the renowned Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City where he leads theater training for underserved youth as well as for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. Kevin is the 2019-2020 A Blade of Grass-David Rockefeller Foundation Arts Fellow in Criminal Justice. He lives in Lambertville with his wife, three kids, two cats, and a dog!

Bill Bowers

As an actor, mime, and educator, Bill Bowers has traveled throughout all 50 of the United States, Europe, and Asia.  His Broadway credits include Zazu in The Lion King and Leggett in The Scarlet Pimpernel, and he has appeared on the stages of Theatre for a New Audience, St. Anne’s Warehouse, EST, Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf Theater, LaMaMa, New York Fringe, and HERE.  Bill has written and performed his own plays Off Broadway and in theaters around the world.   These plays include

‘Night Sweetheart ‘Night Buttercup at HERE, Under a Montana Moon at Urban Stages and the Kennedy Center, It Goes Without Saying at Rattlestick Theatre, Beyond Words at Urban Stages, and his newest solo work, All Over The Map, at the Lion Theatre.  His ensemble play, Heyokah Hokehay, has been produced in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and the Edinburgh Festival.  He is featured in the film Two Weeks Notice, and on television in Disney’s Out of the Box, Remember W.E.N.N., One Life to Live, All My Children, and the Onion News Network.  Bill holds an MFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and an Honorary PhD from Rocky Mountain College.  Bill is a student of the legendary Marcel Marceau.

Bill has been hailed by critics as “a great American mime,” winning the Dallas Ft. Worth Critics Award, Best of the Berkshires, Best Performance in the Intern'l United Solo Festival and the Intern'l Fresh Fruit Festival.

The NEW YORK TIMES writes: “To watch Bill Bowers is to see the technical elements of a style that brings Marcel Marceau readily to mind, joined to the American West.  Mime can be wonderful - the air between him and us is his palette.”

www.Bill-Bowers.com

Andrés Montejo

Andrés Montejo is a New York based, Costa Rican actor and founder of AMCP (amcpny.com). Stage credits include performances at the The Artery as Roland in Constellations by Nick Payne, The Playroom Theatre as Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, Broadway Comedy Club in his own Stand-up Special, Tato Laviera Theatre as Mr. Invincible in Mr. Invincible Explains it to the World. Mr. Montejo has vast experience in front of the camera, appearing in several short films and commercials as well as featuring as Ellis Archer in the new film Strawberry Flavored Plastic, now on AMAZON PRIME. Andrés has also dived into the world of voice over where he has participated in campaigns for Chase Bank, Twisted Tea, CISV, and PEPSI. Most recently, Andrés has become the new voice worldwide in Spanish for Polo Ralph Lauren. Teaching credits: “Public Speaking Techniques” in Universidad VERITAS, Costa Rica; On-Camera Scene Study: Summer Conservatory High School Program at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.

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 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. 

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