About Pete

Peter is a NYC-based writer, husband, and dad.

His children’s picture book, Our Subway Baby, is expected to arrive on September 15, 2020, published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Peter’s playwriting credits include Two Spoons (St. Petersburg, FL; Chicago; New York City, Finalist for the 5th Annual Saints & Sinners Literary Festival), Andrew Reaches the Other Side, Red & Tan Line, and Yesterday’s News at the Bank Street Theatre in New York. His ten-minute play Refreshments, produced as part of a short play festival, was singled out by the New York Times as a “good reason to attend” the festival. Peter’s most recent play, Hatch, was selected as a semi-finalist for the AACT NewPlayFest and for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. He was an Outfest Screenwriting Lab Fellow for his screenplay, FOUND.

Samples and full scripts are available for download to members of the New Play Exchange.

Peter’s essay about his family, We Found Our Son in the Subway, was published in The New York Times. His work has also appeared in magazines such as And Baby, Marie Claire Australia, Marie Claire South Africa, Reader’s Digest, Knack Weekend (Belgium), Red (United Kingdom), and Found Magazine.

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. In 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, 360 Repertory Theatre Company, and Playwrights Gallery.

Peter enjoys hiking and exploring the National Parks, cycling, kayaking, and tossing a disc, baseball, or football with his son. He has played on the same softball team for over twenty years. Peter lives in New York City with his husband Danny and their son Kevin.