Peter Ksander

Peter Ksander (he/him/his) is a scenographer and media artist whose stage design work has been presented both nationally and internationally. Recent credits include designs for: John, The Flick, and Angry Brigade (Third Rail Repertory Theatre), Fires in the Mirror, Water by the Spoonful, The Happiest Song Plays Last, 2.5 Minute Ride, and Bright Half Life (Profile Theatre), The People’s Republic of Valerie (On The Boards), The Deception Unit, Procedures for Saying No, Uncle Vanya, and Or the Whale (The Portland Experimental Theater Ensemble) It’s All True (a noise opera built from a post-hardcore band’s live archive), and The Merchant of Venice (with director Karin Coonrod, staged on location in the metropolitan city of Venice). He is co-founder of Tiny Elephant, whose first piece, The Stupid Butterfly Project, was presented by Arts at St. Ann’s, and was a member of TENT, an image-based ensemble generating new work. Projects with TENT include: The Ugly Children do not get CakeOh Sweet Captain or the Ahab StompYour Shipwreck is No DisasterKG: Life in a Tin Can. In 2006 he joined the curatorial board of the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator. In 2008 he won an Obie award for the scenic design of Untitled Mars (this title may change), and in 2014 he won a Bessie award for the visual design of This Was the End. He holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, is an Associate Professor at Reed College, and is an associate company member with the Portland Experimental Theater Ensemble.