ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Jeff Peller was trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse & School of the Theatre in New York City under the legendary Sanford Meisner. For 13 years he was the Artistic Director of The Actors’ Studio of Canada Inc, which became a leader in its field in Southern Ontario. Jeff also launched and operated the Redmill Dinner Theatre for three years, where he produced, directed, and acted in many critically acclaimed productions.
In 1998 Jeff was nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hamilton & District Chamber of Commerce. In 1999 he was nominated for and won the award for Commitment to Education and Training at the Greater Hamilton Tourism & Marketing Awards.
Some of Jeff’s stage credits include George F. Walker’s TOUGH!, Etta Jenks, Buried Child, The Dawns are Quiet Here, Chants, Jesus Christ Super Star and Simpatico. His New York stage credits include Stage Door, Patrick Henry Lake Liquors and A Tribute to the Village Gate. Selected TV and film credits include Duct Tape Forever, Avenging Angelo, T&T, The Marriage Councillor, and The Sadness of Sex.
Selected directing credits include Welcome to the Moon, Criminal Genius, The Day They Shot John Lennon, Savage in Limbo, and Out of Gas on Lovers Leap, all of which received much critical praise.
Jeff is a member of CAEA and ACTRA.
A few press highlights…
Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley
“It takes talent to pull it all off and director Jeff Peller succeeds where others are sure to have failed. Peller’s insight and intuitiveness have allowed the characters to develop without any sense of hysteria, and yet when the laughs come, they are genuine and add to the characters’ depth rather than being there merely for comic relief…but ultimately it is Peller’s intelligent direction that brings these forlorn characters to life.” -Stage Door
“Director Jeff Peller should be commended for bringing out the spirit of Shanley’s work…Peller and his team have managed to jumpstart this dormant theatre thanks to this lively production. It certainly adds more life to Hamilton’s theatre scene.” -View Weekly
Out of Gas on Lover’s Leap by Mark St. Germain
“The use of the stage is fabulous…once again, Peller has shown us his talents as director.” -View Weekly
The Day They Shot John Lennon by James McLure
“…a fine evening of evocative theatre…this thoughtful, intelligent play is directed by Jeff Peller.” -The Hamilton Spectator