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About Me

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Photo by Jake White

Peter Charney (he/him) is a generative director for the stage & screen. His work is meant to ask the big questions about our existence, spark the human imagination, and honor the collective experience of sharing stories.

Peter is the co-creator and director of A Eulogy for Roman, which had its critically acclaimed world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, followed by a sold-out run at 59E59 Theaters (2024 Drama Desk Nomination). Among Peter’s additional directing works are the original musical Bright and Brave (Dixon Place), an actor-musician reimagining of Spring Awakening (The Space at Irondale), and a collegiate-touring adaptation of Seussical (Hofstra University). Select assisting credits include 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.

Peter works seasonally in production management for The Tony Awards, The Oscars, Sleep No More, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and was previously the Assistant to the Artistic Director at Playwrights Horizons. He 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. 

Upcoming: 

Master Class - Bay Street Theater, Assistant Director

This Means GoodnightShort Film, Director

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