Department of Theatre and Dance
Peter Allen Stone is an actor, writer, director, and teacher. He began his career in Los Angeles, but he has spent the majority of his time working in New York City.
He is currently Assistant Professor of Theatre and Head of Acting at University of Kentucky, and he is the former Chair of Acting for Film at the New York Film Academy in New York City. In 2017, Mr. Stone launched NYFA’s new campus in Mumbai, India, and he has taught Acting for the Camera with the academy in Florence, Italy for many years. In addition, he has taught workshops at Dongguk University in Seoul, Korea, in Berlin, Germany, and at NABA University in Milan, Italy (Matter of Identity Conference).
New York and Regional Theatre credits include: Classic Stage Company, American Conservatory Theater, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Portland Stage Company, ATL’s Humana Festival of New American Plays, Loessin Theater, Riverside Theater, and NYC and DC Fringe Festivals. Film/Television credits include: Florence in Love, Beyond Depth, One Life to Live, As the World Turns, All My Children, The Guiding Light, and commercials. Also, he assisted as an audition reader and camera operator for major film and television projects at Mackey Sandrich Casting in New York City.
As a playwright, Mr. Stone co-authored the critically acclaimed play Unnatural Acts, which premiered at Classic Stage Company in New York City. The play received a 2012 Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Play, G.L.A.A.D. Media Award Nomination, Off-Broadway Alliance Award Nomination, and an Honorable Mention for Top 10 Plays by The Advocate. His play, Everygirl, premiered in January of 2019 at Kallio School of Performing Arts in Helsinki, Finland. Recently, he wrote and directed the short film, Va Bene Cosi, that was shot in Florence, Italy. Also, he is the author of the book Acting for the Camera: Back to One (published by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.)
His former students have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in Hollywood and Bollywood films, on major television series, and numerous commercials.
Mr. Stone received his MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, is a founding member of Plastic Theatre Company in NYC, and a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.