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Peter Gil-Sheridan

Peter Gil-Sheridan

Assistant Professor - Playwriting, Screenwriting

M.F.A. from the University of Iowa's Playwright's Workshop
B.A., Fordham University at Lincoln Center

 

pgil@iu.edu


Peter Gil-Sheridan is a playwright and a founding member of The Pool, a new company formed with Lynn Rosen and Susan Bernfield that will produce his play The Rafa Play under the direction of Morgan Gould in rep with Rosen's and Bernfield's work at the Flea Theatre in NYC in November of this year. Peter and his collaborators are the recipients of a project grants from The Venturous Theatre Fund in New York. Peter was also awarded The Platinum Award by The Artists Patron Fund to support this project. This summer, he was in residence in Silverton, Colorado working with A Theatre Group and The Silverton Theatre Mine to create his new play Linden under the artistic direction of Daniel F. Sullivan. He also wrote a new webseries, Hungry, commissioned by Amar Srivastava and directed by Jena Serbu, slated for production this winter. He was a contributor to Artbarn 2017 in Tacoma, Washington, a site-specific immersive piece about women created in residence at the Warner Gym on the University of Puget Sound under the direction of Jess K. Smith. Peter was a guest at the University of Iowa's New Play Festival where he also gave a video talk on the art of dramatic writing for Iowa's renowned International Writing Program's online course “Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays.”

He is also currently at work on producing his play Cockfight with director Anna Brenner and will produce the play with her in the Summer of 2018. The play was originally written at Soho Rep’'s Writer/Director Lab and was further developed by PlayPenn in Philadelphia. His play Ritu Comes Home, originally commissioned by InterAct in Philadelphia as part of their 20/20 Commission program had its world premiere there in 2015.

Other plays include Courtney and Caroline, a piece written and performed in Farmington, NM with Navajo and non-Navajo community members about religious and cultural traditions in the area, What May Fall, commissioned by the Guthrie and performed there. Topsy Turvy Mouse was produced by the Cherry Lane and Borderlands Theatre in Tucson and was the winner of The Smith Prize awarded by the National New Play Network for outstanding political work. Other work developed by the Lark's Playground, New York Theatre Workshop, Queens Theatre in the Park.

Residencies include the Jerome Fellowship in Minneapolis, The Sundance Institute, The Millay Colony, The Ucross Foundation, Tofte Lake Center at Norm’s Fish Camp. Peter has also been a member of I73, Page 73's weekly writing group in New York. He's performed his solo piece People Tell Me Things at several venues across the U.S. including Ars Nova's ANTFest, Identity, Inc. in Farmington, NM, at Ucross in Wyoming and on Martha's Vineyard. Peter joined the faculty at Indiana University after ten years teaching at Fordham University .