Peter Meineck

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Peter Meineck, Page & Stage Program Director
Artistic Director, Aquila Theatre
Clinical Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient Studies
New York University
Program Scholar for the North Castle Public Library


meineckPeter is the Program Director for Page and Stage and the Artistic Director of Aquila Theatre.  He has directed and/or produced over 40 productions in NY, London and internationally in venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the ancient Stadium at Delphi, Lincoln Center and the White House, including Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, King Lear, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrranus and Ajax, Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Aristophanes’ Wasps, Clouds, Frogs and Birds. Recent directorial projects include Homer’s Iliad: Book One, Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, Catch-22, Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet. He has also written several literary adaptations for the stage including The Man Who Would Be King, Canterbury Tales and The Invisible Man.

Peter has published several volumes of translations of Greek plays including Aeschylus’ Oresteia, which won the Lewis Galantiere Award for Literary Translation from the American Translators Association; Sophocles’ Theban Plays (with Paul Woodruff), Philoctetes and Ajax; Aristophanes’ Clouds, Wasps & Birds; and The Electra Plays. He is a regular contributor to Arion: A Journal of Humanities and The Classics. Mr. Meineck is a faculty member at the Classics Department and the Center for Ancient Studies at New York University.