Peter Charney is a writer/director for the stage & screen. His work is often focused on ensemble-driven processes, heightened storyworlds, and the vitality of the imagination. He hopes to make very cinematic theatre and very theatrical films.
Some of Peter's stage directing credits include the premiere of A Eulogy for Roman (59E59 Theaters & Edinburgh Festival Fringe), an entirely actor-musician reimagining of Spring Awakening (Irondale Center), a collegiate touring production of 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 staged workshops and a production 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 also works seasonally in production management for The Tony Awards, Sleep No More, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Peter is a freelance film journalist for multiple online publications and covers the New York Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. He holds a BFA in Theatre Directing from Hofstra University, is a proud alum of the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals and the Yale Summer Directing Intensive, and is an associate member of SDC.