director, writer, teacher
Peter rehearsing Queen Bette with Jeanette Cronin as Bette Davis. Photo by Richard Hedger
Peter is an accomplished director, acting tutor and drama education specialist with over 30 years' experience.
He holds a BA Hons in Dramatic Arts from Bretton Hall, a Post Grad Cert in Education from Institute of Education – University College London, and a Post Grad Cert in Directing Text with Young People from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
He has trained with Nigel Charnock (DV8 Theatre), John Wright, Wayne McGregor, Lois Weaver, Darren Gilshenan and Amanda Lawrence (Kneehigh Theatre)
He toured throughout the U.K. as a performer with physical theatre company fecund theatre and is artistic director of G.Bod Theatre. In 2018 he played Lord Arlington in Nell Gwynn at the New Theatre, Sydney.
Directing credits include Mark Ravenhill’s Citizenship at the Greenwich Theatre, London, the musical Pack Up Your Troubles at the National Theatre, London, the Sydney premiere of Chris Lee’s Shallow Slumber, Richard Zajdlic’s Dogs Barking for pantsguys productions, A View of Concrete and The Killing of Sister George for G.bod Theatre and both writing and directing credits for the acclaimed one-person shows Queen Bette, with Jeanette Cronin as Hollywood icon Bette Davis, and Wyngarde!, with Garth Holcombe as infamous British actor Peter Wyngarde.
He has regularly directed for London Black History Month in partnership with Waltham Forest Council and was a member of the U.K.-based Young Vic Genesis Directors' Project.
Peter has developed learning programs and taught acting extensively in the U.K., Malaysia, and Australia, including NIDA, Actors Centre Australia, The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Newtown High School for Performing Arts, Leyton Sixth Form College, Central School of Ballet, Eastside Educational Trust, London Metropolitan University and University of Sarawak, Malaysia.
He was Course Manager of Youth and Holidays for NIDA Open from 2010 to 2012, and was Program Manager, NIDA Melbourne 2019 to 2021.
He is currently studying for his Master of Theatre (Writing) at VCA
Peter Mountford photo by Richard Hedger