Q&A: King of Prussia's Pete Pryor of People’s Light & Theatre

The mantra that this associate artistic director lives by can’t get any more forthright. Find out what it is, plus other interesting tidbits.

Pete Pryor, 43, King of Prussia
Member and Associate Artistic Director, People’s Light & Theatre

» Books on his nightstand: Embracing the Wide Sky by Daniel Tammet. It’s an exploration of how the mind works as told through the lens of a gifted savant.

» CD on repeat: Jay-Z, rain meditation sounds, the lines for my next show.

» Restaurant of the hour: Gullifty’s in Rosemont. My wife and I go for date night. Great selection of beers, and I love the Chilean sea bass.

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» Personal heroes: My mother, because she raised three of us as a single mom for more than a few years; my boys, because they teach me patience and bring me some of my biggest laughs; and my wife, because she is a force of nature.

» One thing he knows for sure: Nothing worthwhile is ever easy.

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» Very own vici: Other than my family, being nominated as a Lunt-Fontanne Fellow last year. It’s a program that chooses nine regional actors across America each year and provides them with a weeklong mentorship program at the Ten Chimneys Estate, the former home of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

» Zen destination: Watching Netflix episodes of Bear Grylls: Man vs. Wild with my 4-year-old.

» If he had an extra hour each day, he would: Probably find more work to do.

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» Life view: chance or fate? Chance.

» Pet peeve: Passive-aggressiveness.

» Most marked characteristic: A high forehead and a good work ethic.

» Quality he admires most in others: Self-composure.

» Mantra: Shut up and do it.

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