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Department of Theater
Dartmouth College
6204 Hopkins Center
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3104
Fax: 603-646-1757
Email: Department.of.Theater@Dartmouth.EDU
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Peter Hackett

Peter HackettProfessor of Theater
Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities

Office: 109 Hopkins Center
Office Phone: (603) 646-3859


  • Theater 10: Textual Analysis: From the Page to the Stage
  • Theater 31: Acting II
  • Theater 32: Acting III
  • Theater 54: Directing I
  • Theater 65: Drama in Performance

Peter Hackett served as Artistic Director of The Cleveland Play House from 1994-2004. During his tenure, he instituted several innovative artistic programs including the Associate Artists Program, The Next Stage Festival of New Plays, and the Professional Actor Training Program in partnership with Case Western Reserve University.  Of the over 80 plays he produced at the Play House, several moved to Broadway and off-Broadway theaters, earning national distinctions including the AT&T OnStage and Obie awards.  In addition to over twenty productions at the Play House, Mr. Hackett has directed at theaters across the country and abroad including the Denver Center Theater, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the GeVa Theater and the National Theater, Miskolc, Hungary.  From 1980 - 88, he was a member of the Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theater Company serving variously as Acting Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director for New Play Development, and Director of the National Theater Conservatory.  Professor Hackett teaches acting and directing and directs main stage productions.

Last Updated: 1/24/14