Thomas Peterson

Editor & Writer

Thomas Peterson is a theater director and researcher whose work focuses on the climate crisis. He is an Artistic Associate with The Arctic Cycle, co-organizing Climate Change Theatre Action. He studied American History & Literature and Theater, Dance & Media at Harvard, and was a Harvard Williams-Lodge Scholar at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, where he wrote a thesis on the aesthetic of the sublime in the theatrical representation of the Anthropocene. He recently directed and created Roy Loves America, a multi-form devised performance piece about Roy Cohn, and is developing an original adaptation of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck and a production of Kat Zhou’s adaptation of Boris Vian’s The Empire Builders. He has worked with companies like the American Repertory Theater and Colt Coeur, and with directors like Jenny Koons and Daniel Kramer. His engagement in climate activism stretches back to high school, when he led a successful fossil fuel divestment campaign.