The plays of Peter Nachtrieb


The Making of a Great Moment
• Comedy 1M 1F

A House Tour of The Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry
• Dirty Immersive. 1M

The Totalitarians
• Dark Comedy. 2M 2F. A commission for NNPN through the New Dramatists Full Stage USA program

• Epic Comedy. 3M 2W

• Dark Comedy. 12 Actors

T.I.C. (Trenchcoat In Common)
• Comedy. 3M 3W

• Dark Comedy. 1M 2W

Hunter Gatherers
• Dark Comedy. 2M 2W

• Dark and Sad Comedy. 2M 2W

• Comedy. 2M 2W


• Comedy. One Act. 4M 4W 1 Chair

• Play Anthology co-writer. Flexible Cast Size

• A play about marriage equality.

Killing My Lobster
• sketch comedy writer

The Amorphous Blob
• Comedy. Solo Performance


Fall Springs
• A New Musical written with composer/lyricist Nikos Tsakalakos

"It may be a coincidence that Peter's middle name is sin, but certainly his dramatic vision is wickedly idiosyncratic. A new writer on the scene, Peter is already making a splash on the national front with productions in New York and Chicago. It's not surprising. Peter writes with scandalous panache about the American family in crisis and the results are surprising, unnerving and hilarious, making him a writer to watch."
- Paul Walsh, ACT
in Theatre Bay Area Magazine, November 2004

"Watch me!"
Peter Nachtrieb, just typed that.

  • National Theatre Conference Barry and Bernice Stavis Award 2010
  • Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, 2007
  • Will Glickman Prize, 2007
  • Emerging Playwright Grant from the Gerbode and Hewlett Foundations with Encore Theatre Company, 2007
  • TBA New Works Fund Grantee with Killing My Lobster, 2005
  • Tournesol Emerging Playwrights Resident, Z-Space, 2004-5
  • Jim Highsmith Award, San Francisco State, 2003
  • Steinfeld Award in Theatre, Brown University, 1997
  • ACTF Irene Ryan nominee, Brown University, 1994 and 1997

The education of Peter Nachtrieb
MFA Creative Writing (Playwriting), San Francisco State
BA Theatre Arts & Biology, Brown University


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