Peter Sinn Nachtrieb at Z Space

Playwright

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, 6’6”, is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include The Totalitarians (NNPN premiere 2014), boom (TCG's most produced play 2009-10), BOB (2011 Humana Festival for New American Plays at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award), T.I.C. (Trenchcoat In Common), Hunter Gatherers (2007 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, 2007 Will Glickman Prize), Colorado, and Litter: The True Story of the Framingham Dodecutuplets. His work has been seen off-Broadway and across the country including at Ars Nova, Woolly Mammoth, SPF, Seattle Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Southern Rep, Kitchen Dog, and in the Bay Area at Z Space, ACT, Encore Theatre, Killing My Lobster, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre, and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival. His newest piece, A House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry, premieres at Z Space in spring 2016. Projects in process include an original musical called Fall Springs: A Musical Disaster (with composer/lyricist Niko Tsakalakos) and a two-hander comedy called The Making of a Great Moment. Peter holds a degree in Theater and Biology from Brown and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Peter is a member of New Dramatists and is Playwright in Residence at Z Space in San Francisco. He likes to promote himself online at www.peternachtrieb.com.

Theatre

Z Space is a hub for artists and audiences to revel in the creation, development, and production of outstanding new work. We commission, develop, present and produce a full season of new works from a variety of disciplines including theater, dance, music, performance art, and new media. We foster opportunities around the nation for these works and we engage diverse audiences through direct interactions with the process, the projects, and the artists. 

Press

More from the Residency

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I'm Tired of All This Drama!
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I'm Tired of All This Drama!

A Gathering to Discuss Contemporary Comedy in the American Theatre

Wednesday 17 October - Thursday 18 October 2018
Emerson College, Boston, USA

A gathering bringing playwrights from around the US to talk about craft and the state of comedy in our field today.

Who Are These People? How the Staff of Z Space Sees Their Lives, Jobs, and Home
Essay

Who Are These People? How the Staff of Z Space Sees Their Lives, Jobs, and Home

6 October 2017

Meet the staff of one Bay Area theatre company and see how their lives, jobs, and homes interact and affect the artistic ecology of the Bay Area.

Longtime Drifters
Essay

Longtime Drifters

How the San Francisco Bay Area Affects the Playwrights who Live There

13 December 2016

Peter Nachtrieb talks to nine other Bay Area-based playwrights about their connection to where they live.

The Benefits of Not Being a Guest
Essay

The Benefits of Not Being a Guest

How being a Playwright In Residence affected the World Premiere of My Latest Play (I think.)

22 June 2016

Playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb reflects on the production process of his play A House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry.

Fall Springs
Essay

Fall Springs

A Musical Disaster

16 March 2016

Listen to a demo of Playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's new musical.

Why Peter Nachtrieb, Why ZSpace?
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Why Peter Nachtrieb, Why ZSpace?

15 March 2016

Artistic Director Lisa Steindler and Peter Nachtrieb discuss what drew them to this artistic collaboration and why Z Space is the perfect fit for them.

Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions
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Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

27 June 2015

Laura Brueckner interviews Peter Sinn Nachtrieb about the development of The Totalitarians.