Peter K. Karapetkov is a Bulgarian theatre director currently based in Arlington, Virginia. He has directed in his native Bulgaria, Russia, the Republic of Georgia, Austria, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Poland, and throughout the United States, where he has been based since 1990. After receiving his BFA in Acting from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA), he appeared in numerous theatre, film and television productions, winning national and international awards. After receiving an MFA in Directing from NATFA, Peter became the youngest Artistic Director in Bulgaria, leading the City Theatre Dimitrovgrad to tour extensively throughout Eastern Europe. In addition to serving as the Director of PURE International in Charleston, South Carolina, he is the Producing Artistic Director of the Leon Katz Rhodopi International Theatre Laboratory (RITL), which he co-founded in 2005. Along with Jared J. Stein, he has overseen collaborations with partners from throughout the world—resulting in work performed in the United States at theaters including La Mama E.T.C. (New York), Mixed Blood Theatre (Minneapolis), the McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton) and the Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven). He has directed or co-directed international summer theatre programs for Trinity College in Hartford, La MaMa E.T.C. in New York, and New York Universityıs "Summer Study Abroad", and has taught and/or directed at Rice University, Xavier University, American University, and Marymount University.