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John Peitso: Music Director & Lighting Designer, Ensemble

John Peitso has collaborated with Double Edge for over 20 years and recently moved from Boston to Ashfield to join the ensemble. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, actor and lighting designer. He was lighting designer and lead musician for The Grand Parade, composed by Alexander Bakshi, which toured internationally, and co-adapted and created the music with Micaela Farias Gomez and Manuel Uriona for Once a Blue Moon and its subsequent tours to Boston and Springfield. Peitso performed and co-created with Double Edge as early as the 1990’s in Keter and Relentless and has, in recent years, developed the musical components of Double Edge’s work in performances. During the past year he worked on the Ashfield Town Spectacle, for which he is responsible for all musical events, including the parade. Peitso was also the Music and Technical Director of the Charlestown Working Theater for twenty four years, holds a BA from Boston University School for the Arts, and is originally from Atlanta Georgia.