Ross Peter Nelson

Playwright

Ross Peter Nelson earned his MFA in playwriting from the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. His black comedy on internet surveillance, Becoming Number Six, premiered in October of 2016 in New Orleans, and his ecological parable, Colter's Hell, was featured at the Last Chance New Play Fest in Montana.

Over two dozen of his short plays have been produced in the US and overseas. Eight of his ten-minute works are available from Heartland Plays. Ross was a member of Playground San Francisco, which honored him with their Emerging Playwright Award in 2006. The Pear Avenue Theatre in Mountain View produced one or more of his pieces for ten consecutive seasons. His ten-minute play, Call Me Comrade, appeared on The Movie Network, an Australian TV channel. Southern Rep has featured his work in their “6x6” short play competition and commissioned his one-act, Zoloft Tango. Zoloft Tango won the Audience Favorite award at the Spokane Playwrights Forum in 2016.

In addition to his dramatic work, Ross is the author of prize-winning short fiction and two technical books. He taught undergraduate playwriting at UNO and he is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Ross was selected to serve as playwright-in-residence at the Can Serrat artists colony in Spain during the fall of 2017.