Peter Nachtrieb

Peter Nachtrieb


Peter Nachtrieb is the Mellon Playwright in Residence at San Francisco’s Z Space and was selected by New Dramatists  for one of their  seven-year residencies in NYC.  His work has been seen off-Broadway and across the country including at Ars Nova, Woolly Mammoth, Seattle Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, San Diego Rep, A.C.T., Impact Theatre, and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival. His commission through the National New Play Network and New Dramatists Full Stage USA program, The Totalitarians, premiered in 2014 at Southern Rep, Woolly Mammoth and Z Space and was recently published by Dramatists Play Service. 

In 2002, Mr. Nachtrieb entered the San Francisco State MFA Playwriting program, and earned his MFA in Creative Writing in 2005. The plays he's written since then include: Meaningless, Colorado , Multiplex , Hunter Gatherers , boom , T.I.C. (Trenchcoat in Common) , BOB: A life in five acts , Litter: The True Story of the Framingham Dodecutuplets , and The Totalitarians.  He's currently working on a musical called Fall Springs.  In addition, according to his online bio, Mr. Nachtrieb “dabbles in excercise, bike riding, visiting his mom in Marin, reading non-fiction, and scratching his head in a way that is not efficient, but it's how his father scratched his head, so...”

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Engagement Information

Playwright Peter Nachtrieb will be on campus February 17-20 to attend rehearsals for the spring mainstage production of his play Bob: a life in five acts, directed by Theater Studies faculty Ellen Hemphill.  Peter will be talking with the cast to help them dig deeper into the themes of the play and he will be getting his first listen to the original music composed specifically for this cast by Allison Leyton-Brown.  Peter will also be talking to the department's students in the senior colloquium about his path to making a life in theater.