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 a reimagined Spring Awakening (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 the 2018-2019 Producing Assistant for multiple Drama League productions including their annual Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala. He was most recently the Director PA for The 74th Annual Tony Awards and The 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Peter is also a freelance film journalist for multiple online publications, having recently covered the New York Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. He holds a BFA in Theatre Directing from Hofstra University and is a proud alum of the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals and the Yale Summer Directing Intensive, and is an associate member of SDC.