Joshua Peterson (Al Manners) is the Founding Artistic Director of River & Rail Theatre Company here in Knoxville. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Joshua is Texas transplant via Paris, France and New York City and now claims Knoxville as his home. Prior to moving to Knoxville, Joshua served as the Artistic Director of Firebone Theatre Company in New York City. He’s appeared in River & Rail Theatre’s productions of Constellations & Every Brilliant Thing. Previously at CBT he’s appeared in Of Mice & Men and A Christmas Carol. Other selected regional acting credits include Measure for Measure and Much Ado About Nothing (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival), House and Garden (Theatre Three), Our Lady of 121st Street (Kitchen Dog Theatre) and Tape (Dallas Theatre Center.) Joshua would like to thank Amelia, his best friend and wife, and their children, Penny, Eli & Maeve for all their love and support!