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Resident theatre company of the 

West Windsor Arts Council

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Artistic Mission

Pegasus Theatre Project aims to create entertaining theatre that explores the human condition with imagination and integrity.  

 

Committed to examining the full spectrum of situations and emotions humankind experiences, Pegasus stages intimate productions that are compelling and fun.  We believe theatre should be transformative; that theatre makes challenging issues more accessible, and helps us to learn about ourselves in exciting and honest ways. We offer adventurous theatergoers provocative and daring entertainment.  Our work will inspire you to laugh, cry, and to question yourself and the world we live in.

About Pegasus

Pegasus Theatre Project is an independent, professional theatre company and the resident theatre company of the West Windsor Arts Council.  Pegasus was co-founded by three local theatre veterans--Peter Bisgaier, Judi Parrish, and Jennifer Nasta Zefutie--in the summer of 2015. Together, the founders have over 85 years of experience in all aspects of theatre production and serve as Co-Producing Artistic Directors. 

All productions are staged in the beautiful Performance Gallery of the West Windsor Arts Center, located at 952 Alexander Rd., Princeton Junction, NJ, just two blocks from the Princeton Junction train station and less than a mile from Route 1 at the Alexander Rd. exit.

 

In addition to its artistic mission, Pegasus seeks to create paid opportunities for local theatre professionals to work in their community.  All artists—actors, directors, designers, and technicians—are paid for their work with Pegasus.  


Pegasus Theatre Project is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of New Jersey and pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code.

Producing Artistic Directors

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Peter Bisgaier                      email Peter

Peter has worked in all aspects of theatre since graduating from the University of Southern California with a BFA in Theatre. As Co-Producing Artistic Director of The Empire Theatre Company, he oversaw the production of three off-Broadway plays, most notably the NY stage premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.  As an actor, he has appeared across the country in such roles as Jonathan Harker in Dracula (Delaware Theatre Co.), Faulkland in The Rivals (Horse Cave Theatre), the title role in The Nerd (Phoenix Theatre), Clive/Cathy in Cloud Nine (Green Room Theatre), and Ernie in Rumors (Montgomery Theater Company).  An award-winning director, Peter has directed over 30 productions, most recently Picasso at the Lapin Agile.  As a playwright, he wrote stage adaptations of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and the novel Choke by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), as well as several short plays and monologues.  Currently, Peter is busy completing his latest play Climbing the Slide.  His screenplay The Legend of Santa Claus: The Beginning has been optioned by AugustRoad Entertainment and is on its way to becoming a feature film. Peter is the Production Manager at the West Windsor Arts Center where he also teaches many classes and camps on topics including acting, playwriting, and filmmaking.  Peter has dedicated his life to the pursuit of high quality artistic endeavors. 

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Judi Parrish                                 email Judi

Judi has been involved in theatre for over 45 years with experience as a director, musical director, lighting designer, set designer, sound designer, technical director, stage manager, and actor.   As a director, Judi has staged plays, musicals and operas, including The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Diary of Anne Frank, Agnes of God, Master Class, The Laramie Project, The Miracle Worker, Steel Magnolias, Godspell, and Faust.  Her technical design credits include set designs for Camelot, Jekyll & Hyde, Assassins, Godspell, The Miracle Worker, Fiddler on the Roof, Agnes of God, and A Streetcar Named Desire;  lighting designs for Hello, Dolly!, Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot, Urinetown, Ragtime, and Pippin; and sound design for Amadeus, Agnes of God, The Miracle Worker, A Streetcar Named Desire, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Lend Me A Tenor, and Master Class.   In addition to her technical achievements, Judi has performed a variety roles, including The Drowsy Chaperone (Superintendent), Company (Sarah), The Fantasticks (Mortimer), Black Comedy (Clea), The Musical Comedy  Murders of 1940 (Helsa), The Crucible (Ann Putnam), The Music Man (Ethel Tofflemeier), and La Boheme (Musetta.)  Judi is the former Lighting Designer at Hamilton High School West, where she designed lighting and mentored students in lighting design.   Judi holds a BA in Music Education from Trenton State College, has taught music education, and is retired from the NJ Department of Transportation where she worked for 31 years.   She also has served as adjunct faculty at Mercer County Community College, teaching Entertainment Technology.    

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Jennifer Nasta Zefutie        email Jennifer

Jennifer has been a theatre artist for nearly 20 years as an actor, director, producer, and teacher.  An award-winning actress, Jennifer has appeared in over 30 plays and numerous short and feature length films, corporate videos, and industrials.  Favorite past roles include Anne Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men, Claire in Proof, and the title character in Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood.  She also has originated several roles presented in various off-Broadway play festivals in NYC.  As a director, she has staged both plays and musicals, including Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, Ayn Rand’s Night of January 16th, Stephen Shwartz’s Godspell, and Alan Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors.  She taught English and Drama at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, NJ where she developed the drama curriculum and tripled the budget for the Performing Arts Department. Jennifer holds a BA in English Literature and Drama from Lafayette College and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law.  She is an alumna of The National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT and has studied at the Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow, Russia.