Congratulations, Peter

San Francisco playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb (above) accepted his Will Glickman New Play Award Sunday at a reception hosted by Theatre Bay Area. Peter won the $4,000 award for his play Hunter Gatherers.

This Saturday, Peter will be in Louisville, Ky., for the Humana Festival of New Plays. He’s been nominated for the Steinberg Award, a $25,000 award to new plays administered by the American Theatre Critics Association. Check back here on Monday to see who won (two runners-up receive $7,500 each, which is also not too shabby).

At the lively Glickman reception Sunday afternoon (hosted by Tom Driscoll and Nancy Quinn), Peter told us that a theater on Cap Cod will be doing Hunter Gatherers later this year. He’s also under commission from the Encore Theatre Company, and we’ll likely see that play in 2009.

Hunter Gatherers was selected by the Glickman committee of local theater critics, including yours truly. In a rare truce between writers and critics, Peter posed with the attending critics below (Karen D’Souza of the San Jose Mercury News was sidelined by an injury and unable to attend). From left: Robert Avila (SF Bay Guardian), Chloe Veltman (SF Weekly), me, Peter, Robert Hurwitt (SF Chronicle).

Visit Peter’s Web site here.

3 thoughts on “Congratulations, Peter

  1. A festival of love. Beautiful. Congratulations to tall Peter, but I must say you are the dashing one in the group.

  2. I certainly had a great time! So nice to meet everyone! (is it inappropriate for me to comment on a blog post about me?)

  3. Of course it’s appropriate for you to comment on a blog post about you — you’re the guest of honor. You are now, according to blog law, required to comment on things not involving you. Have fun in Louisville!

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