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Peter Bloedel

Peter Bloedel

  • Theatre
  • Professor - Theatre
507-344-7369
Theatre Practicum I, Introduction to Theatre, Theatre Practicum II, Acting II, Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Topics in Theatre, Senior Theatre Project, Theatre Internship

Biography

Bloedel has worked in the theater department at Bethany Lutheran College for twenty years. In that time he has directed or technically directed over 60 shows. He is the originator of Bethany’s annual vaudeville revue Theatre Physics which celebrated 20 years of in the fall of 2013. He recently wrote and directed the play Life Coach, in the Sig Lee Theater on Bethany's campus. Other full-length plays written by Bloedel include: the Minnesota based comedy Icehouse Madrigals, and Jam Jar Sonnets (published by Playscripts Inc.). Other published one-act plays by Bloedel include: The Seussification of A Midsummer Night's Dream,  One-Act Rhymes for Bible Times,  A Seussified Christmas Carol,  A Play With Words,  The Rules of Comedy,  and The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, which has the distinction of being performed over 1500 times world-wide.

Academic Interests

  • Play Directing
  • Theatrical Design
  • Playwriting

Education

  • A.A. from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota
  • B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota
  • M.A. from Minnesota State University-Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota

Memberships

  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival,
  • Evangelical Lutheran Synod Board for Youth Outreach

Awards

KCACTF Region 5 award for Bethany's original production of Jam Jar Sonnets.

Service

Many years of church youth work.

Hobbies

  • Juggling/Circus Arts
  • Magic/Illusion
  • Music
  • Songwriting

Teaching Philosophy

A Christ-centered approach to teaching is at the very heart of the Bethany Lutheran College theater curriculum. We will study plays of all types and genres, and all of them will be examined through the lens of Christ.