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Moss, Peter

Director born in Montreal, Quebec in 1948, who trained in England where he went on to be associate director at the Crewe and Phoenix Theatres.

Peter Moss became artistic director of Young People's Theatre in 1980 where he instigated a new (and controversial) program of presenting plays which dealt directly with the concerns of adolescents.

He was also a member of the doomed Stratford Festival quartet of directors which were summarily replaced in 1980, although he was the only one of the four who was actually groomed within the Festival's structure; there he had directed or co-directed Henry IV, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ned and Jack, The Woman, and The Servant of Two Masters.

More recently, he has turned his talents towards television production: he was Creative Head of Children's Programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and headed Programming and Production as Vice President of YTV, Canada's youth network, and of Treehouse TV, a specialty preschool channel. As an Executive Producer for the Children's Television Workshop, he oversaw creative development for new preschool programs. In 2000 was was appointed President of CINAR Entertainment.

Readings: Martin Knelman. A Stratford Tempest. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1982.

Last updated 2010-07-14