Peter Andrew Danzig is an actor, choreographer, arts management consultant and Professor. Peter’s work has been seen on-screen in films such as Paranoia and guest roles on television for Pan Am, One Life to Live, Forever and others. Theatrically, his work as an actor, choreographer and teaching artist has spanned New York and Philadelphia, having the pleasure of working with organizations such as Simpatico Theatre Project, EgoPo, Arden Theatre, Walnut Street Theater, 11th Hour Theater Company, Warren Productions and many others. He’s also been Barrymore nominated for his movement work on It Girl, with Simpatico Theater Project.
A proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG- AFTRA, Peter served as the Professional Development Consultant for SAG Philadelphia from 2014-2016 and as a member of the AEA Liaison Committee from 2014-2016. He presently serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Theatre Philadelphia and the Board of Directors for Bright Invention. In 2014, Peter founded Theatrical Trainer, the nations first holistic wellness organization devoted to research and programming serving mental health and physical wellness specifically for creative artists of all disciplines. He’s been profiled in American Theatre and The Wall Street Journal for his research and contributions to the field of Theatre Arts. His social advocacy project, The Body Aesthetic Project has been supported in Philadelphia through grants to expose body dysmorphia in the arts.
As a professor he’s also taught at Drexel University, University of the Arts, NYFA, West Chester University and University of Pennsylvania. He’s also served in recruiting and auditioning for the BFA program at University of the Arts as well as administratively in the President’s Office and for special events, coordinating and assisting in creating the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative.
Peter earned his B.A. in theatre arts (acting concentration) at Temple University and was awarded a full scholarship as the Acting Scholar at Villanova (acting concentration), where he attained his M.A. in Theatre. Presently, he is pursuing a terminal degree in mental health and social advocacy at Bryn Mawr College, hoping to further change the landscape of wellness in the arts and collaboration among multiple disciplines. Peter is presently furthering research in psychology for creative individuals and is dedicated to becoming a Psychologist dedicated to this population.
“Can there be a clinical approach in social work and psychology that allows for holistic approaches to wellness to meld with creative arts practice in which we not only emphasize the artistic practitioners use as a tool to help others- but in finding ways for them to help themselves? Can we further explore the creative mind through science and method-based practice to investigate why creative types are susceptible to anxiety, depression, isolation, addiction and other mental health conditions? Is it the chicken or the egg- or better yet, the artistic mind or the diagnosis?”