Peter B. Sonenstein
Reading of ten-minute A Show of Hands in Madison, CT, on October 15, 2023.
Preparing for another reading this Sunday, 10/15 as part of the Write On Festival at the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society in Madison, CT - Free and open to the public at 12:30pm!
Staged Multimedia Reading of The End of Empire at
GreenStage Guilford Festival
See the photos and videos of our staged multimedia reading at the GreenStage Guilford Festvial, on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
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Peter's plays have been seen in New York City at The New York Theatre Workshop (reading), The Westbeth Theatre Center, The John Montgomery Theatre, Expanded Arts, and the Circle in the Square Downtown. Peter's work has been produced in California at the Santa Cruz Chautauqua Festival and the Riverside Arts Festival, and regionally at The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, NY, as well as The Source Theatre in Washington, DC. His work has also been seen extensively in Australia.
He holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School at The New School in NYC where he studied with Romulus Linnney, Janusz Glowacki, and Jack Gelber. He has also studied with Jack Temchin, Sam Schacht, and Jeffrey Sweet. Peter was a Walter E. Dakin Fellow in playwriting at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, he has been a Usual Suspect at the New York Theatre Workshop, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Under the Wide and Starry Sky - Semifinalist at Gulfshore
My family drama, Under the Wide and Starry Sky, was a semifinalist this year in the New Works Festival at the Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, FL.
Artists' Award for Guilford Performing Arts Festival 2022
I am both honored and thrilled to have been selected to receive an Artists' Award from the Guilford Performing Arts Festival. I am very excited to spend the next twelve months preparing to present a staged reading of my new play, The End of Empire, at the festival next year. I'll need some new red pens...
Under the Wide and Starry Sky - Semifinalist
Garry Marshall New Works Festival
Under the Wide and Starry Sky, was a semifinalist this year in the New Works Festival at the Garry Mashall Theatre in Burbank, CA.
Captivity, Iowa State University
Many thanks to the cast and crew of this production as part of the 2022 One-Act Play Festival. The production included Morgan Reetz (Director), Carly Groninga (Betty), Dominick Ervelli (Iggy), Arthur Bardole (Fred), and Parker DePond (Joey).
Captivity, Illinois Wesleyan University
Congratulations to Lea Hulsey (Director) on her production at McPherson Beach this Spring!