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Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

PETER SINN NACHTRIEB

  (1974 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Bret Adams Ltd  represented by Mark Orsini

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include boom (TCG's most produced play 2009-10), T.I.C. (Trenchcoat In Common), Hunter Gatherers (2007 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, 2007 Will Glickman Award), Colorado, and Multiplex. His work has been seen off-Broadway and across the country including at Ars Nova, Summer Play Festival, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, San Diego Rep, Kitchen Dog, and in the Bay Area at A.C.T., Encore Theatre, Killing My Lobster, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre, and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. His newest plays are BOB, (2011 Humana Festival for New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville), and Litter: the True Story of the Framingham Dodecutuplets (A.C.T. premiere 2011). Currently he's working on a commission through the National New Play Network and New Dramatists Full Stage USA program, as well as an original musical. Peter holds a degree in Theater and Biology from Brown and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He's a member of New Dramatists and an alumni resident playwright at the Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco. He often works at the Z Space Studio in San Francisco. He likes to promote himself online at www.peternachtrieb.com.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Amorphous Blob         BOB         Boom         Brink!         Colorado         Fall Springs         House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry         Hunter Gatherers         Killing My Lobster         Lamb and Jelly         Litter: the True Story of the Framingham Dodecutuplets         Making of a Great Moment         Meaningless         Multiplex         Self Help         T.I.C. Trenchcoat In Common         Totalitarians, The         Vows



Amorphous Blob

Synopsis:
A scientist makes a creature. the creature has his heart broken and goes on the rampage eating humans

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1st Produced:
Venue 9, San Francisco     1998

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Genre:
Monologue Play

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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BOB

BOB
Bob was born and abandoned in a White Castle bathroom in Louisville, Kentucky. the ensuing rags-to-riches-to-fame-to-fall-to-legacy-to-the-love-of-living-life tale follows Bob on an epic journey in just five acts. Nachtrieb, author of boom, the most produced play in America last season, returns to Actors theatre with a hilarious and poignant story of one man's dream. A dream of greatness. the greatness of Bob.

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part of the 2011 Humana Festival.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  1 Actor plays BOB, a CHORUS of 4 play everybody else

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Boom

Synopsis:
Sex to Change the Course of the World - A grad student's online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of no-strings attached sex. But when a major global catastrophic event strikes the planet, their date takes on evolutionary significance and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Will they survive? What about the fish in the tank? And who is that woman pulling levers and playing the timpani? An epic and intimate comedy that spans over billions of years, boom explores the influences of fate versus randomness in the course of one's life, and life as we know it on the planet, Indeed how will they survive - because Jules the grad student is gay

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1st Produced:
Ars Nova, NY     2008

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY   978-0822223702

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Genre:
Gay full length comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Brink!

Brink!
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written by Lydia Diamond, Kristoffer Diaz, Greg Kotis, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, And Deborah Stein

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Organisations:
33rd Humana Festival

1st Published:
in Humana Festival 2009: the Complete Plays, Playscripts Inc   -

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Colorado

Synopsis:
"I WANT TO USE THIS CROWN TO CHANGE the WORLD! If I can just change one life, one little insignificant life, I think it will justify the beauty that God has given me. So ends the victory speech of 17-year old Tracey Ackhart upon her coronation as Miss Late Teen Colorado. A day before the national pageant in Virginia Beach, Tracey disappears, hurling the rest of her family into disarray. Grace and Ron, Tracey's mismatched parents, differ in the way they cope. Travis, Tracey's awkward, sexually awakening younger brother, is unsure how to feel about a sister who ruthlessly tormented him. the ties of family begin to fray, flashbacks uncover mystery, and startling discoveries and revelations hurtle the entire family towards an emotional abyss. Darker memories emerge, nervous breakdowns erupt, and the cause of Tracey's disappearance is uncovered. Colorado is a sharp, dark comedy tinged with tragedy. It's a play about disappointment American-style, the dreams of a family, and the traps set to keep those dreams far, far away.

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY   978-0822223719

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Genre:
Full Length Dark Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Fall Springs

Synopsis:
Teenager Eloise is the only one who seems to realise that fracking is destabilising the town

Notes:
Music and lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos; book by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry

Synopsis:
A tour around the home belonging to super rich couple Hubert and Clarissa Porter. They were eccentric and descended into madness

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Genre:
Monologue play

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hunter Gatherers

Synopsis:
Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for their anniversary dinner get-together. Kicking off with ritual animal sacrifice, this night has a little more sex, violence, deception, wrestling, and dancing than previous parties. A darkly comic evening where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred, and reveals the true terror of generation X turning 35.

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1st Produced:
Thick House, San Francisco Ca     2006

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Killing My Lobster

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY   978-0822223726

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Genre:
Full Length Dark Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Killing My Lobster

Synopsis:
The priest marrying a couple who have been friends for ages. The priest used to date the bride

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Genre:
Short play

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Lamb and Jelly

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Litter: the True Story of the Framingham Dodecutuplets

Synopsis:
On a summer devoid of friends, money and fun, a teenage girl starts a blog about her apartment building and the strange characters inhabiting it. Using photography, recordings, and research she begins to pry deep into the lives of those that surround her and share them online. the deeper she goes, the more secrets emerge, and what begins as a lark starts to become dangerous. A dark comedy about privacy, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and a Father and daughter trying to connect.

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1st Produced:
American Conservatory Theatre     2011

Organisations:
Commission and Developed American Conservatory Theatre

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  12 Actors, Gender Flexible

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Making of a Great Moment

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Meaningless

Synopsis:
San Francisco in the late 90's: a world that now seems very far off: a world of little worry, abundant wealth, and lots of stock options. Enter Ted, a young, gay, heartbroken (his college boyfriend has just come out as straight) man, desperate to find some purpose to his life. Moving to San Francisco with his lesbian best friend, Linda, Ted tries to "find himself," through abstinence, dot com slavery, chat room dates, anonymous sex, gay clubs, and lots of drinking.

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1st Produced:
Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Chicago, Usa     2004

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Genre:
Full Length Comedy. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Multiplex

Synopsis:
A multiplex movie theater somewhere in America, on any given night, showing any given Hollywood film. In attendance: a solitary man holding too many snacks, an unhappily married couple, two high school dudes, co-opting hip hop culture, a pair of cynical office co-workers, and a gothically dressed girl who is also possessed by a vengeful God. As showtime approaches, lives unravel. Crises erupt all over the theater until strangely, magically, something brings them together. Multiplex is a comedy about loneliness and a morality tale showing why movies should always start on schedule.

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1st Produced:
Bruno's Island New Play Festival, Thick House, San Francisco Ca     2003

Organisations:
Killing My Lobster

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Genre:
1 Hour Comedy One Act

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  1 chair

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Self Help

Synopsis:
Ted buys a self help cd. When he wakes up in Paul's bed after a one night stand he tries to put in to use the adivice on the tape

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1st Produced:
Playground, San Francisco     2000

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Genre:
Comedy One act

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  1 m voice

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T.I.C. Trenchcoat In Common

Synopsis:
A teenage girl starts spying on the people in the apartments opposite. She takes photographs and publishes them on the net with comments. But her online activities have not gone un-noticed by one of the neighbours.

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1st Produced:
Magic Theater, San Francisco     2009

Organisations:
Encore Theatre Company

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Totalitarians, The

Synopsis:
Freedom From Fear! Francine, the ambitious speechwriter for a rich housewife's vanity campaign for public office, has stumbled upon pure gold: a perfectly patriotic slogan. So what if it's totally meaningless? And so what if her doctor husband disapproves? With it Francine can turn the campaign around and make her ditzy candidate electrifyingly powerful - and finally, just maybe, get herself out of Nebraska.

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY   978-0-8222-3429-6

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Genre:
political satire

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Vows

Synopsis:
Three couples and marriage equality

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www.peternachtrieb.com/marriage.html   -

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Genre:
Gay one act

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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