Peter Schneider, known for his work on Broadway's The Lion King, will speak at the 2014 Envision Symposium, which explores the DNA of Storytelling, Design, and Technology, held September 11-13 in Monterey, CA, with Bran Ferren and Bob Bonniol serving as co-creative consultants. Register today to hear him speak! Learn about this Tony Award winning speaker below.
New technologies provide us with explosive new ways to amplify and diversify theatrical story-telling. They offer opportunities to reinforce the variety and intensity of emotions and to revolutionize the means through which live connections can be made. The challenge is to use sophisticated technologies to enhance the work and still make it feel raw and urgently unplanned.- Peter Schneider
Peter Schneider is an internationally-acclaimed producer and director, having won a Best Musical Tony Award for producing The Lion King on Broadway and having directed productions of My Life with Men...and Other Animals, (New York, Italy, Romania) Pal Joey (Pasadena, CA, Little Rock, AK), Sister Act (Pasadena, Atlanta, London), and Hot L Baltimore (Romania). Schneider also produced the award-winning 2009 documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty, about Disney Animation from 1984 – 1994. During a seventeen-year tenure at the Walt Disney Company, he spearheaded the creation of over fifty films including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast (Golden Globe Award), The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Schneider serves on the boards of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, The American Theatre Wing (which co-produces the Tony Awards), and Broadway Across America / Key Brand Entertainment, where he serves as Chairman. He is also a world champion bridge player, having won the Transnational Open Teams In Estoril, Portugal. For more information, visit http://peterschneiderproductions.com.