Born in New York, with a BA in Theatre from College of the Holy Cross and an MFA in Theatre from CALARTS, by way of London, Peter finds himself in Thailand directing his third production for Peel the Limelight which he co-founded with Jaime Zúñiga. Peter has acted, directed and produced for the stage in Los Angeles, New York, London and now Bangkok.
His first production for Peel was Martin Sherman’s “Bent” in 2014 followed by Rajiv Joseph's "Gruesome Playground Injuries" earlier this year. Some of his other memorable experiences include but are not limited to: multiple shows at the world renowned Almeida Theatre, London; “Eat Me” by Jacqueline Wright at EST New York & LA, “Claire Machin Alone” at Talk of the Town, London; “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the LA Parks Project, Los Angeles.
Originally from Nicaragua, Jaime Zúñiga burst onto the Asian theatre scene in 2011 with his colorful presentation of “The Importance of Being Earnest” in Ho Chi Minh City, where he co-founded Dragonfly Theatre Co. with American filmmaker Aaron Toronto. He won the hearts of children and adults alike with his modern and explosive reinterpretation of “The Little Prince” in 2012, with Vietnam News describing it “an eye-catching and magical experience” and Saigon Times raving, “It was impossible not to like The Little Prince”.
He relocated to Thailand in 2013 and co-founded Peel the Limelight with Director Peter O’Neill. In May 2014, he appeared as Horst in their premiere production of “Bent” by Martin Sherman and last February in the role of Dougie in “Gruesome Playground Injuries” by Rajiv Joseph. He is currently producing "The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World", opening this November at the Bangkok Theatre Festival 2015. He is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Taiwan where he directed the Taipei premiere of “Venus in fur” by David Ives last May, with the Taipei Times describing it “a cross-cultural hit”.