Peter Sweet works with companies large and small to create professional work that bridges the space between the soul of the artists and hearts of the public. Sweet specializes in working with physical performers including contemporary circus artists, dancers, clowns and physical theater actors. He directs work for indoor theater, circus and open air, in a range of styles from comedic to dramatic.
Research - Dramaturgy - Character development - Outside Eye - Show Development
Boleadoras con Silencio
Director / Co-creator
Performed and Co-created by Diane Rodríguez
Ode to No One
Outside Eye / Co-Troublemaker
2020, Berlin Circus Festival
Performed by Matthias Romir
Contemporary Circus - 60 minutes on stage / 30 minutes outdoors
Starring Ariane Oechsner and Roxana Küwen
Die Etage - Circus Department
Director / Teacher
Peter Sweet led the creation of 5 shows between 2017-2020 In his role as the director of performance for the Contemporary Circus Department at Die Etage School for the Performing Arts in Berlin Germany.
Im Wechselspiel von Slapstick und trauriger Ernsthaftigkeit schaffen die Figuren es, ohne Worte die Normalität des Fortschritts auf den Kopf zu stellen.
Created and Performed by Theater Derweil
Facilitator of Play
A Contemporary Circus performance dealing with the Language of Objects
Created and Performed by Benjamin Richter
Director / Co-Creator
Grotesque Comedy show - 35 minutes, Outdoors
Co-created and Performed by Martin Dronsfield
I see the creation of a show as a collaborative process between the performers, the director and the material of the show itself. The artists' energy, imagination and pleasure to perform are the most important fuel for that process. As the director, I guide the research process and offer theatrical tools for developing the style of the work. I work with the artists to shape their creative impulses into a show that will move the audience night after night.