Peter James Haworth’s work as a theatre director is influenced by the depth of his experience as an actor. He has performed on stages across Canada for over thirty years.
Recently in Ottawa, Peter directed What’s Eating You at Theatre Wakefield, Sylvia, Attempts on Her Life, “Art” for Same Day Theatre at the Gladstone as well as Frankie and Johnny and the Au Clair du Lune. He was the assistant director of The Cherry Orchard at the Stratford Festival.
He was the founder and co-Artistic Director of ShakespeareWorks from 2002 to 2007, and Artistic Producer of Actors Repertory Company from 2009 to 2010.
As a performer, his selected theatre credits include: Dominique Villepin among other roles in Stuff Happens (National Arts Centre), Ian Brown in The Boy in the Moon (Great Canadian Theatre Company), Christopher in Martin Crimp’s The City (Actor’s Repertory Company), Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew (ShakespeareWorks), Anthonio in The Tempest (Manitoba Theatre Centre), Mark Antony in Antony and Cleopatra (Bard on the Beach), Gabe in Dinner with Friends (Neptune Theatre), File in The Rainmaker (Theatre Aquarius), Albert Walker in Stolen Lies: The Albert Walker Story (Blyth Theatre Festival), Philadelphia Story (The Grand and Citadel Theatres), Sam in Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Manitoba Theatre Centre, Belfry Theatre), and Honeyman in A Walk in the Woods (MTC, Gateway, Aquarius). In Toronto, he was a member of the first Soulpepper season, playing Philinte in The Misanthrope.
His numerous television and movie appearances include: The Blackcoat’s Daughter, Hollywoodland, State Within, Murder at 1600, La Sacrée, Kung Fu, The Wishing Tree, Total Recall, and The Breeder. He was the narrator of the TV series Restoration Garage.
Peter has written an ebook on acting called Reflection on the Looking Glass.