As an actor, director, coach and teacher, Peter has worked extensively for more than 17 years Off-Broadway, on Broadway National Tours, and in Regional Theatres across the country, as well as in Television, Film and Commercials.
In his own Actor-Training, he was fortunate to study with some of the most prominent teachers in Theatre: Anne Bogart, Ted Kazanoff, Marvin Hamlisch, James Sherman, and head of the Moscow Art Theatre, Anatoly Smeliansky among others.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing from the Professional Theatre Training Program at Brandeis University: a former League School and rated 6th in the country for Actor Training at his time of attendance.
He has instructed all levels from beginning novices to Broadway Professionals, and has taught Acting at Western Michigan University, The University of Kentucky, Brandeis University, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Stage One Theatre, Tibbits Opera House, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, and Theatre in The Park, as well as maintaining his own private students in New York and Louisville, KY. He is currently completing work on his first book: "ACTING NOW! A Revolutionary New Approach to Acting."
Peter’s coaching is a non-threatening, personalized and individual approach with Actors in a nurturing and supportive Environment. Our work focuses on Developing Emotional Truth, Strong, Imaginative Choices, Honest Physical Behavior, and a specific Technique, Process, and Audition Confidence that will help you get the part and perform it with clarity, imagination and distinction!
GOALS OF OUR WORK TOGETHER
When We Complete Our Work, You Will…
*Feel at the Top of Your Acting Game
*Master Truthful Behavior
*Know how to Physicalize Your Inner Life
*Define Specific Objectives, Intentions, and Actions
*Confidently Make Bold, Imaginative Choices
*Connect Emotionally with The Script
*Work Moment-to-Moment, and Keep the Stakes High
*Trust Your Instincts
*Develop a Repeatable and Dependable Technique that Works for YOU!
*Hook the Auditioners’ Interest and Leave Them Wanting More…!
*Audition Preparation and Material
*Monologues and Cold Readings
*Script Analysis and Interpretation
*Emotional Depth, Truthfulness and Connection
*Classical, Contemporary, Musical or TV/Film
BROADWAY & FIRST NATIONAL TOURS
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
NEXT TO NORMAL
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
THE KING AND I
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
WALNUT STREET THEATRE
NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE
UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE
CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER
DRURY LANE THEATRE
DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE
BEEF AND BOARDS
And MANY OTHERS...
LAW AND ORDER
DAYS OF OUR LIVES
STRANGER THAN FICTION
*In addition to coaching working Professionals, Peter specializes in High School student-artists who are serious and determined, and offers them the most comprehensive training and preparation for school and local productions, further University and Conservatory Programs, and a ultimately a competitive career in Professional Acting.
His students have successfully auditioned for/attended:
CINCINNATI CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
WYANE STATE UNIVERSITY
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
And MANY OTHERS…
Rates start at $40/hr, and a Money Back Guarantee is offered for the First Session.
Call (212)388-7172 or Email: Peter@PeterRiopelle.com
SOME OF PETER'S STUDENTS HAVE BOOKED OR ARE CURRENTLY WORKING: