November 08, 2017
PARC member Juanita Peters is an award winning storyteller who is currently one of the directors of the Screen Nova Scotia Award Winning and Canadian Screen Awards nominated series, Studio Black, now in Season Two. Other writer/ director film credits include I Made A Vow, Africville: Can’t Stop Now and the multi award winning Hannah’s Story. Peters is also the Associate Producer on the two time Gemini Award winning film Gospel According To The Blues. As a playwright Peters has given us The San Family, The Mother Club, I M Possible and The Green Book.
Juanita Peters, the actor, has appeared in more than twenty films and television series including Splinters, Hobo With a Shotgun, Forgive Me, Cloudburst and the Emmy Nominated Homeless to Harvard. Peters served as a journalist and news anchor for more than fifteen years in the Maritimes and hosted four seasons of CBC’s documentary series Doc Side.
She is a member of Actra, The Writers Guild of Canada, Equity, Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre and is a founding member of Women In Film & Television Atlantic. She currently serves on the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.
Juanita Peters has a new production of I M POSSIBLE making its U.S. debut at Hibernia Hall in Dudley Square, Roxbury, Massachusetts on April 12th, 2018. She has a Playwrights Workshop in the works for Halifax this winter.
From I M POSSIBLE: Vincent Bustin (Director), Juanita Peters (Playwright) and Dillon Siders (Artistic Director).