Peter Mahan (Thirsby, Vangilder, Rigfield) has been plying his acting skills for nearly a decade for several local community theater groups, mostly the Oswego Players. Other acting stints include a run as R.P. McMurphy for the Auburn Players in a 2011 production of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, reprising his favorite role from the Oswego Players’ version of 2010. Peter has also been seen in productions for Port City Theater and CNY Arts in Fulton. Always eager to stretch his acting muscles, he has also enjoyed performing in several SUNY Oswego student films and a Syracuse University feature-length student film called “The End of Syracuse,” which garnered him a spot on IMDB (you can look it up!)
Peter also enjoys working behind the camera, producing several documentaries for local cultural organizations including Oswego Civic Arts Center: 40 Years of Excellence (2004) and Derrick Boat Number 8 (2012) for the H. Lee White Marine Museum. In January of 2015 he received a New York State Decentralization grant to produce a documentary about the Midway Drive-In that will premiere during Labor Day weekend of 2015.
No stranger to the visual arts, Peter has been employed as a high school art teacher for the Hannibal Central School district since 1987 and has been exhibiting his photography widely throughout Central and Western New York for over 25 years. In the Fall of 2014 he had a chance to direct a play for the first time, guiding the Hannibal Senior class in putting on Attack of the Zombies.
Overall Peter has been in over a dozen plays, but this is his first time doing interactive dinner theater for Theatre Du Jour.