Lee Peters

Artistic Lead

Lee is excited to be working with Storycatchers and hopes his passion for creating dynamic arts education experiences helps to continue moving the important mission forward and has a powerful impact on the young people we serve.

Lee worked at Shedd Aquarium for 13 years in a variety of roles. He was a Presentation Specialist delivering the daily large-scale aquatic presentations as well as facilitating informal animal chats. He also worked in the Learning Department developing training for teens and volunteers and in his last role at Shedd he was the Assistant Director of Live Programs helping to create educational experiences that spark compassion, curiosity, and conservation for the natural world. After leaving the aquarium due to the pandemic he worked with the International Children’s Media Center supporting work that helps kids and adults develop healthy screen habits.

In addition to his current work creating and directing musicals with young people, Lee is a company member with Playmakers Laboratory where he has been a box office manager and performer. Playmakers teaches writing skills to Chicago students and turns their writing into performances for their schools and the greater community.

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