Pete Riesenberg is the author of several plays and an award winning short film. His plays include Two Ships Passing, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as, “A welcome change of pace… treats race relations with the kind of sophistication and complexity rarely seen” and by LA Weekly proclaiming, “There’s a scintillating resonance to this drama of America at a crossroads”. His play J.A.S.O.N.–Myth, Murder & Mayhem n a Punk Rock World was called by Edge Boston, “an angry, rock and roll proclamation to the state of the theatre… tearing at ‘the establishment’ in a garage band setting”. New England Theatre Geek said, “Enough of each legend is presented plus real or invented additional mythos off the backs of our punk gods and goddesses of days gone by to satiate a story-hungry audience member”.
Other plays include The Ontology Ward (Winner, 2018 Peter Honegger Prize, Best One Act Play; 2015 UMass Boston New Voices New Stories), Tribunal (2018 AITAF Bridge Award semifinalist) and Singleton (Actor's Theatre of Charlotte's nuVoices Play Festival semifinalist). He is the screenwriter of the award winning short film Bo Soot, starring Tony Award winner BD Wong.
After service in the U.S. Army he entered the University of Massachusetts Boston where he later earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2012.