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Peter Pitzele

Peter Pitzele has taught Bibliodrama to rabbis, scholars, educators, pastors, priests, lay-people, performers, and families. It has aided community building and healing, served inter-religious dialogue, deepened the relationship of individuals to the biblical traditions, and has, for thousands of people, opened new insights into ancient sources.  With a Ph.D from Harvard University, Peter was a literature teacher for a number of years and later became trained in improvisational drama. For seventeen years he was Director of Psychodrama Services at Four Winds Hospital, in Katonah, New York. Through his involvement with Jewish and Christian communities and seminaries, Peter and his wife, Susan, developed Bibliodrama, a form of biblical investigation and play, now recognized as a principal methodology in the field of contemporary midrash. He has shared his work as a scholar/artist at hundreds of congregations in the United States, Europe, and Israel. He was for many years an adjunct faculty member of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary, Dean of Faculty of Storahtelling, Workshop Director for the intergenerational theater company Roots&Branches, and Faculty Member at Large for Institute for Contemporary Midrash. Peter has written many articles and two books: Our Fathers’ Wells: A Personal Encounter with the Myths of Genesis, published by Harper San Francisco and Scripture Windows: Towards a Practice of Bibliodrama, runner-up for the best book in Jewish Education, l998, published by Torah Aura.