Peter Langman is a playwright whose works encompass a wide range of times and places—from Native American history, to British Romantic poets, to rural 19th century Scotland, to more recent history and contemporary issues such as civil rights, eating disorders, the Holocaust, and neo-Nazis. His plays have received recognition in eleven national competitions in eight states (California, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and South Carolina), with readings and/or productions in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Ohio.
OUT OF IGNORANCE, a play about a Holocaust survivor and a neo-Nazi, received Honorable Mention at Stage 3 Theatre Company’s Festival of New Plays, and was a Semi-Finalist in three other competitions (Lark Play Development Center, City Attic Theatre Playwriting Contest, and Trustus Playwrights’ Festival). It also had two readings at 13th Street Repertory Company, as well as readings at the Players Club of Swarthmore and the 92nd Street Y. It was produced at American Theatre of Actors.
HUNGER, a show about young women with eating disorders, was a Finalist and had a staged reading at Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival, Bowling Green State University, with other readings at One World Theatre and Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. Two monologues from HUNGER have been published in “Young Women’s Monologues from Contemporary Plays #2, with a third monologue published in Audition Monologues for Young Women #2.
IF SIN THERE BE IN LOVE, a script that explores the lives of Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, and Lord Byron, was a Semi-Finalist in the Panowski Playwriting Competition, and a Finalist with Acadiana Repertory Theatre.
M.L.K., a play about the lives of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his family, was a Finalist for the Road Theatre Summer Playwrights Festival.
HEBREW HOLY MAN, a one-act play about a rabbi who survived the Holocaust and an elderly Native American, was a Finalist for the Eden Prairie Players Collection of One-Acts.
Two short plays, THE DESTRUCTION OF WILHELM REICH and HAYDON’S RAGE had readings at the Arthur Seelen Theatre at the Drama Bookshop.
WORDSWORTH AND COLERIDGE: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GENESIS, was a Finalist in the Curan Repertory Company One Act Festival.
THE STRANGE DREAMS OF RABBI WECHSLER had a reading at the American Theatre of Actors.
SECRET JOY was produced by Stormy Weather Players.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: A REBEL ATTITUDE, was performed in the Gettysburg College World Premiere One-Act Play Festival, and also produced at Muhlenberg College.
THE SIN-EATER was a Finalist in the Georgia State College and University Arts & Letters Prize and was produced at the Gettysburg College World Premiere One-Act Play Festival.