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Peter Neufeld


In 1974 at the age of 12, Peter was first introduced to lighting at Stowe School's Roxburgh Hall. In 1979 he joined the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, and in 1982 at the age of 20, he left London to begin his professional career in Sydney. The sheer volume and diversity of shows that he has worked on are indicative of the uniqueness of his Australian experience.


Selected theatre credits below. A more comprehensive listing on the Shows and Event list page above.


Current biography


Selected work includes:


Sydney Theatre Company: The Pig Iron People, The Vertical Hour, Influence, The Club, Wunnerful Liberace and Rome Tremble. Bell Shakespeare Company: Measure for Measure, The Wars Of The Roses, The Servant Of Two Masters, Hamlet (2003) and The Merchant Of Venice directed by Richard Wherrett. Ensemble Theatre: Neighbourhood Watch, Happiness,When Dad Married Fury, Nothing Personal, Warning: Explicit Material, Little Nell, Tuesdays with Morrie, Trying, The Drawer Boy, A Local Man, Aunty And Me, Spinning Into Butter and I'm Not Rappaport: Other productions include Looking Through A Glass Onion, including its season in the West End; The Blonde, Brunette and Vengeful Redhead; Cafe Brel; The Bastard From The Bush; The Elocution Of Benjamin Franklin; Don's Party for the Sydney Opera House Trust; and Pearls Before Swine and Pell Mell, both directed by Geoffrey Rush; Principal lighting designer for the largest urban renewal project at the time in Australia at Green Square in Sydney. This architectural lighting design was for the public domain space.


Peter has lit the massive BHP steel foundry exhibit in the Newcastle Regional Museum which replicates an hourly ‘show’ of being in the foundry witnessing a dramatic steel pour.


Beyond his reputation as a Lighting Designer, Peter is highly regarded for his creativity and experience in corporate production design and technical direction. His vast body of work encompasses a freelance career of over 30 years and in addition Peter is an international authority in Vectorworks (the computer aided design program standard for the industry) and is a visiting tutor at 5 universities.


Selected international corporate events include the production & lighting design for the 2006 Rotary International Convention in Copenhagen and the lighting of Rotary’s Centennial Convention in Chicago in 2005; Drawing the lighting plans for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 opening & closing ceremonies. Keystone correction drawings for the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games 2010 and the Sydney Olympics 2000 among others for The Electric Canvas.




2014-1986

Freelance stage lighting designer working in all related fields of live production. Proudly joined OzCAD Pty Ltd (The National Distributors of Vectorworks) in Sales and Product Support in 2006.


1986-1982

Arrival in Australia and employment at the Kinselas venue, Sydney becoming involved in all productions and tours mounted there.


1981

Worked for Merrill Lynch commodities in Mayfair, London


1980

Futures commodity broker with SNW commodities, London


1977

Invited to join the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain as a member of its technical department.


Education: Stowe School, Buckinghamshire


3 "A" Levels

7 "O" Levels

Awards: Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Presented by Prince Phillip at Buckingham Palace in 1978.

 
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