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Peter A. Davis in Both Your Houses, You Never Can Tell, and The Philadelphia Story

Peter A. Davis

Ensemble Member Since 2014

Birthplace: Salem, MA


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Peter's book From Androboros to the First Amendment: A History of America's First Play was just published by the University of Iowa Press. His book is available online through the Press, Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Peter recently performed in our production of Pygmalion.

Productions with Remy Bumppo

Pygmalion, Both Your Houses, You Never Can Tell, The Voysey Inheritance, The Philadelphia Story, The Best Man, Aren’t We All, Arcadia, and Some Americans Abroad (understudy)



In Chicago, Peter has worked with Defiant Theatre (A Clockwork Orange), Strawdog (Three Sisters), Steppenwolf (understudy for August: Osage County and The Unmentionables).  He has also worked as a dramaturg at Steppenwolf (Sonia Flew), Writer’s Theatre (The Turn of the Screw) and for three seasons was the resident dramaturg at Remy Bumppo (2005-2008). He holds a master’s degree in directing and a PhD in theatre history from the University of Southern California. Peter is currently a professor of theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is the Director of Graduate Studies and chair of the Theatre Studies program.