John Pierson

Associate Artistic Director

John appeared onstage in STLAS’s first season in The Late Henry Moss, for which he won a Kevin Kline award for Best Supporting Actor and has worked on nearly every season since then as both an actor and a director. John has served on the selection committee for the LaBute New Theater Festival since its inception and has directed numerous festival plays in both St. Louis and in NYC, including the world premieres of Kandahar, Life Model, and Hate Crime, all by Neil LaBute. He has also directed for HotCity’s Greenhouse Festival. A proud longtime Equity member, John has acted for many local companies including Upstream, The Black Rep, New Jewish Theatre, Ozark Actors Theater, Spotlight, HotCity, Muddy Water, Historyonics, Hothouse, The New Theatre, and Insight.

He is the chair of the Theatre, Speech & Dance department at the John Burroughs School.