Professor of Theatre
Division of the Arts
Peter Ksander is a stage designer and theater artist who joined the Reed College Faculty in 2011. He holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BA from the University of Iowa. In the decade prior to arriving at Reed he created designs for performance events in both the United States and Europe. His work has been presented at The National Theater of Hungary, Maison des Arts de Creteil, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Public Theater, The Chocolate Factory, The Walker Art Center, Arts at St. Ann’s, La Mama ETC. PS122, HERE Arts Center, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, The ICA (Boston), Theater for a New Audience, The TBA Festival, and the Under the Radar Festival as well as regional theaters around the country. In 2005 Peter was a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program, through which he spent two years investigating how experimental theater ideas are explored at all levels of production in the United States. In 2006 He joined the curatorial board of the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator and for the next five years served as a curator of new and experimental work. During that time he worked alongside co-curator Brendan Regimbal to develop SHORTFORM, a residency program for artists to explore serial and sequential performance works. In 2008 he won an Obie award for the scenic design of Untitled Mars (this title may change) and in 2014 he won a Bessie award for the visual design of This was the End.