Producer/Director and Educator at NYU
Co-Founder, The Trevor Project
Peggy Rajski is an accomplished film producer/director and Associate Arts Professor at New York University’s Graduate Film Program. She teaches advanced courses on producing and is the Producing Area Head of Studies. She came to NYU after producing many award-winning feature films and insightful documentaries over her long career.
Peggy received an Oscar for directing and co-producing TREVOR, winner of the 1994 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. Building on the film’s success, she went on to found The Trevor Project with James Lecesne and Randy Stone. TREVOR is currently being developed as a musical for the Broadway stage.
Her movies have featured an array of gifted actors including Robert Downey Jr., Richard Gere, Kathy Bates, Holly Hunter, Shirley MacLaine, David Strathairn, Juliette Binoche, Chris Cooper, and the legendary Marcello Mastroianni. Directorial outings include the long-running hit television series ER, and second-unit photography on several of the feature films she produced.
Peggy’s producing credits include THE GRIFTERS directed by Stephen Frears, Jodie Foster’s LITTLE MAN TATE and HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, TOWELHEAD written and directed by Alan Ball, and several films with writer-director John Sayles including the powerful historical dramas MATEWAN and EIGHT MEN OUT.
Rajski resides in New York City and is immensely grateful for all the support people continue to give The Trevor Project to help it do its lifesaving work.