Peter Amster is thrilled and grateful to be returning to Gulfshore Playhouse, having directed It’s A Wonderful Life: the Radio Play in 2019. He has been directing and choreographing theatre and opera for 50 years. In Chicago, where he lived for 40 years, he directed and choreographed at the Goodman Theater, Court, Northlight, Apple Tree, Route 66, Live Bait, the Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Steppenwolf. Elsewhere in the United States, he directed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, Peninsula Players, Weston Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Syracuse Stage and Laguna Playhouse. He now resides in Sarasota, where he is a regular guest director and Artistic Associate at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Peter taught Theatre, Opera and Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Louisiana State University, California Institute of the Arts, Columbia College and Roosevelt University, where he was Director of the Opera for ten years.