I tell stories to bring people together.
Peter Charney is a storymaker currently based in NYC. His work as a director is often focused on democratized and ensemble-driven processes, a heightened awareness of theatricality, and the infinite possibilities that exist in the space between actor and audience. While he enjoys working in many different forms, Peter often concentrates on the development of new musical theatre as well as reimaginings of existing musicals. He also hopes to someday bridge the gap between theatre and film by emphasizing the way each medium influences the other.
Some of Peter's directing credits include Spring Awakening (3oC Theatre Collective/Irondale Center), Seussical (Hofstra University), and Student Body (Hofstra University). He is the director and composer of Bright and Brave: a new musical, which has received multiple workshops and a fall 2019 production through a residency at Dixon Place.
Peter has served as the assistant director for the NYMF Benefit Concert: Honoring Steven Schwartz at Signature Theatre, The Big Bang Theory Musical Parody off-broadway, and Whitney White's Three Sisters at Joe's Pub. He was recently the producing assistant for The Drama League Awards and a production assistant for Into the Woods in Concert starring Alice Ripley and Play On Shakespeare at Classic Stage Company.
Peter holds a BFA in Directing from Hofstra University. He is a proud alum of the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals and the Yale Summer Directing Intensive, and is an associate member of SDC.