For several decades, Peter Blaxill excelled as an accomplished theatre actor prior to his retirement from acting. During his tenure in theatre, he appeared on-Broadway, off-Broadway, and extensively in regional theaters, where he appeared in both modern and classical plays, including 10 Shakespearean productions. Mr. Blaxill acted on Broadway in “Eccentricities of a Nightingale,” by Tennessee Williams, and a revival of “Marat de Sade,” and off-Broadway in “Scuba Duba.” He also appeared in “Semmelweis,” by Howard Sackler, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Furthermore, Mr. Blaxill served as an actor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Theatre Arts and was featured at the McCarter Theatre, Buffalo Studio Arena, Stage West, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival and Barter Theatre, among others. Notably, he has also performed in seven musical comedies.
Post-retirement, Mr. Blaxill has dedicated his time and expertise to the written word. Inspired by the language of Shakespeare, he commenced writing poetry several decades ago, and studied poetry at New York University and The New School in New York City. His poetry has been published in “The First Literary Review-East,” “The New York Quarterly,” and in various anthologies by The Riverside Poets, the Jefferson Market Library and the Brownstone Poets.
In 2019, Mr. Blaxill published a book of poetry, titled “Wherever the Wind Blows, I Will Go,” which was published through Dark Light Publishing and is available for purchase on Amazon.com. An amalgamation of comedy, tragedy, satire and romance, his selection of poetry is noted for its wordplay and literary format.
To remain abreast of developments in the field of theatre, Mr. Blaxill has maintained affiliation with the Actors Fund of America, the Episcopal Actors’ Guild of America and the Actors’ Equity Association. Looking toward the future, he intends to continue writing poetry.