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Kris Peterson

Kris Peterson

Asst Teaching Professor
TMA, Theatre Education (K-12)

151 WCO
50W 960N
Provo, UT 84604


Kris is an actor/director/educator with an MFA in Staging Shakespeare at the University of Exeter in Devon, UK. In May 2014 she completed an internship with the Tony-Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. She has completed acting and directing coursework at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London where she studied under Philip Bird, Glynn Macdonald, and Yvonne Morley. She is currently a theatre education and directing professor at BYU. She is currently directing Wendy and Peter Pan and has previously directed Comedy of Errors and Cyrano for BYU's Young Company. She is the co-founder of Happy Accidents Theatre Company and Dark Lady Shakespeare Company.

Research Interests

educational tours, devised theatre

Teaching Interests

theatre education, directing, pedagogy, curriculum development


  • M.F.A., Theatre Practice: Staging Shakespeare , University of Exeter (2014)
  • B.A., Theatre and Media Arts Education , Brigham Young University (2002)


  • Actors Equity Association (2023 - Present)
  • Fornés Institute (2020 - Present)
  • Educational Theatre Association (2019 - Present)
  • Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (2019 - Present)
  • American Alliance for Theatre Education (2018 - Present)
  • Utah Theatre Association (2018 - Present)

Courses Taught


Amy Petersen Jensen Kris Wing Peterson