Peter Mercurio’s essay We Found Our Son in the Subway was recently published in The New York Times. He is currently working on a book, Found: A Story of Family, coming soon from Regan Arts and a children's picture book with Dial Books For Young Readers/Penguin Random House.
Peter and his family have appeared on CNN, Anderson Live, The Brian Lehrer Show, NBC-NY, and featured in Parents, Winq (UK & The Netherlands), as well as in various blogs and web sites around the world, including Kidspot (Australia), Huffington Post, The Advocate, E! Online, and UK Daily Mail. Shine Yahoo! Canada named them the Top Internet Dads of 2013. They were honored to be invited by President Obama to The White House for a reception in celebration of LGBT Pride Month.
His play Hatch was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2014 National Playwrights Conference. Theatre production credits: Two Spoons (St. Petersburg, FL; Chicago; New York City); Finalist for the 5th Annual Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans. Andrew Reaches the Other Side, Red & Tan Line, and Yesterday's News at the Bank Street Theatre in New York. His play Refreshments was staged in a festival of short plays called UnityFest presented by The Fourth Unity. A New York Times review singled-out Refreshments as one “good reason to attend UnityFest.”
He was chosen as an Outfest Screenwriting Lab Fellow for his screenplay, FOUND.
He is the founder and Artistic Director of Other Side Productions, a nonprofit theatre company. Peter has a BA in Speech and Theatre from Montclair State University. His work has been developed with Outfest, Rattlestick Theatre, Other Side Productions, Gypsy Productions, and Playwrights Gallery. A member of the Dramatists Guild, Peter currently lives in New York City with his partner, Danny, and their son, Kevin.