Tech. Director/Stage Mgr.
William is thrilled to be joining the Ririe-Woodbury family in the role of Technical Director/Stage Manager. As a freelance designer of theatre and dance, he was the Technical Director/Lighting Designer for BRINE: Disembodied We, co-Lighting Designer for BRINE: Intersections, and Lighting Designer for SLCC Fall Dance Gathering, Utah Light As Air 2017, and Every 40 Seconds. He has had the pleasure of working with extraordinary choreographers and artists over the years, and counts himself lucky to be so richly immersed in the dance community of Utah.
Prior to working with RWDC, he graduated from Weber State University’s Department of Performing Arts with a BA in Lighting Design/Stage Management. While a student, he received the National Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for his work on WSU's 9 CIRCLES. He has assisted lighting designers in NYC at 59E59 Theatres and the New Ohio Theatre working with companies like The Adjusted Realists, Flux Theatre Ensemble, and New Opera NYC.
He will be entering his third season this summer as the Production Stage Manager for California State University Summer Arts working with companies such as Urban Bush Women, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Contra-Tiempo, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, as well as numerous national leaders in the visual and performing arts. Locally, he works as the Master Electrician for Salt Lake Acting Company, resident lighting designer for Good Company Theatre, and in various technical capacities at venues across Northern Utah such as Lagoon, Pioneer Theatre Company, Kingsbury Hall, and more. He enjoys trail-running, traveling, and working in the arts in all its forms. (www.william-peterson.com)