Peyton Pugmire

General Info


Associate Director of the Theater Division

Peyton Pugmire joined the Conservatory in 2011 and serves as associate director of the Theater Division. Pugmire also serves as the artistic leader of the Conservatory's theater for youth programming, including an annual theater production for young audiences. 

Prior to joining the Conservatory, Pugmire was the producing artistic director of the award-winning Watertown Children's Theatre. During that time, he also served as president of the Consortium of Boston Area Children's Theatres and helped to initiate the organization’s first annual regional Children's Theatre Festival. In 2005, Pugmire founded Divine Stage Works, a Boston-based theater company.  

After receiving his master's degree in theater education from Emerson College in 2004, under the mentorship of the esteemed Robert Colby and Melia Bensussen, Pugmire taught middle- and high-school drama in Winthrop, Massachusetts. 

Pugmire also teaches private acting. His private students have won roles with the following companies: Paper Mill Playhouse (New Jersey), Ogunquit Playhouse (Maine), the Huntington Theatre Company (Boston), and New Repertory Theatre (Boston). 

Pugmire is also a director and actor, recognized by critics throughout Boston. His directing credits include And Then There Were None (voted “Best Theatre of 2009” by EDGE Boston), Stoops! (a reimagined staging of She Stoops to Conquer), Crimes of the Heart, Father of the Bride, The Wiz, Into the Woods, The Shadow Box, Singin’ in the Rain, and various play readings with Divine Stage Works’ site-specific PlaYces Series. Acting credits include Angels in America, Parts I and II (Prior Walter), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Brick), The Drowsy Chaperone (Man in the Chair), Forever Plaid (Frankie; international Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, South Carolina), and roles with Boston’s Wheelock Family Theatre.

Pugmire currently is studying to become a Registered Drama Therapist.