Artistic Director

Peter Michael von der Nahmer is a composer, sound researcher, and lecturer based in New York. He has written over 27 works for music theater and dance and over 100 works for concert and film which have received many international and national awards and have been performed around the world. Since 2000 he has taught classes for high schools, universities, and private organizations like BMW in sound research, music psychology, music therapy, orchestration/arrangement, and musical theater writing. Composer von der Nahmer has spent years developing his MuTaDra technique, mentoring emerging composers and writers and in the last eight years overseen the creation of over 30 original musical theater pieces.

Writer and Director

photo by Scott Newirth

Anita Prestidge is a writer, performer, and board member at State Street Theater, but her other obsession is facilitating youth-centered educational opportunities, especially for the marginalized, tailoring education to the individual. Formerly a home educator and volunteer for NUMAS Haus, Anita is now a Paraprofessional at Riverbend Educational District in the R.I.S.E. program. She has extensive experience through the Girl Scouts with leading diverse groups of children ages 6-18. She is currently at work on the development of Sensory Theater.