Peter Mercurio’s essay We Found Our Baby In The Subway was recently published in The New York Times. His work has appeared in And Baby, Marie Claire Australia, Marie Claire South Africa, Reader’s Digest, Knack Weekend (Belgium), and Red (United Kingdom).
Peter has written the screenplay, FOUND, based on the true story of his partner finding an abandoned newborn baby at a New York City subway and the journey of how they became the baby's parents.
As a playwright, Peter's production credits include TWO SPOONS, produced at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre in Chicago, IL. TWO SPOONS has also been produced in New York City by Other Side Productions at the Bank Street Theatre in 2008, and in St. Petersburg, FL by Gypsy Productions at the Suncoast Theatre in 2007. The play was selected as a Finalist for the 5th Annual Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans. Other production credits include ANDREW REACHES THE OTHER SIDE (2000), RED & TAN LINE (2003), and YESTERDAY’S NEWS (2000) were presented by Other Side Productions at the Bank Street Theatre in New York City. Peter's one-act, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MADELINE BELLO AND..., was a semi-finalist for the 32nd Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Original Short Play Festival (2007). 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.”
Peter and his family have been featured and appeared on CNN, Anderson Live, The Brian Lehrer Show, NBC-NY, and Parents magazine, as well as in various blogs and web sites around the world, including Huffington Post, Yahoo!, The Advocate, E! Online, and UK Daily Mail. Shine Yahoo! Canada named them the Top Internet Dads of 2013.
In June 2013, they were honored to be invited by President Obama to The White House for a reception in celebration of LGBT Pride Month.
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.
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