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School of Theatre

Peg Denithorne

Artistic Director

Ms. Denithorne is a professional director and teacher who has been associated with Circle Repertory Company since the early '80s. She served on Circle Rep's staff as Casting Director for several years, and she also created and was the director of Circle's Outreach and Education Program which received local, state and national recognition. From 1995 - 2002, she was the Associate Artistic Director of the LAB Theatre Company (the artists formerly associated with Circle Repertory Company - now called Circle East Theatre). 

Ms. Denithorne has taught at numerous colleges and universities including the Graduate Directing Program at Rutgers University and the Graduate Acting Program at Catholic University. Her favorite directing experiences include the New York premiere of WHAT I MEANT WAS by Craig Lucas for the Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon, A DOLL'S HOUSE at Juilliard and a national tour of NO, NO NANETTE. 

She was nominated for the Alan Schneider Directing Award in Washington, D.C., where her production of TALLEY'S FOLLY received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Production of 2004. Her production of A SHAYNA MAIDEL at Rep Stage was named “Best Professional Production” in the Baltimore area in 2008. 

She currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut. Peg holds an M.F.A. in Directing and is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC).