Peter S. Hadres* - Resident Artist / Associate Artist

PCPA (since 2000): Over 70 productions including: Beauty and the Beast, You Can't Take It With You, TryingSense and SensibilityMy Fair Lady, Noises Off, Hamlet, Cyrano de Bergerac, Clybourne Park, Three Sisters, All My Sons, A Christmas Carol, The 39 Steps, Sylvia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Les Misérables, The Weir, Beauty and the Beast, Company, Much Ado About Nothing, Guys and Dolls, and Private Lives

Other Theatres: California Shakespeare Festival: Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Richard III; San Jose Rep, Rumors; Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Love’s Labours Lost, Henry IV Pts. 1 & 2; New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Measure For Measure; San Jose Stage, Macbeth; American Citizens Theater, The Firebugs 

Teaches: Acting 2, Stage Combat, Circus Techniques

Training:  MFA, University of Delaware PTTP; BA, San Jose State University


I am interested in assisting my students to breakdown their perceived limitations, and expand their perception of what is possible. Giving them the tools and the confidence to fully use themselves in their work—both physically and emotionally.

The joy of working at PCPA is that I am surrounded by committed teaching artists and students. The students, as well as the resident artists are here to grow. The quality of training that happens at PCPA is at least at the BFA level—and it is delivered at a fraction of the tuition costs of any BFA program.

The production values and artistic standards of the mainstage professional plays and musicals are extremely impressive, and the students have the opportunity of working side by side in these productions with their faculty.

As an actor, I am not only grateful for the variety of roles I am able to play, but because my students are looking for my example, I have to “put my money where my mouth is” in my own rehearsal and performance process—and this keeps me honest in my acting work.