Monday, September 25, 2006


it was HOT today!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Some good things

  • Colorado is up and running! Opening night was packed, hot, funny, and fabulous and a solid performance. Many critics were there and are through the weekend, so that's enough stress and anticipation to keep my cuticles at a low height. The Chronicle capsule is out online already. Woo!
  • My brother is moving from Los Angeles to San Francisco. So nice some people actually move here and not the other way around. It's exciting, and he's also looking for a place to live, so if anyone knows of any good spots, let me know!
  • The September Summer has hit in San Francisco. Unlike other Summers, we actually had a bit of a Summer during Summer, so now it feels like a bonus second Summer.
  • I just left Working Assets Long Distance to get a cheaper bundle from AT&T. That's OK right?
  • I'm going to New York in October for a week.
  • OK let me stop writing and muster up more interesting things to say.

Monday, September 18, 2006

a brief return to self promotion

Not that my blog has ever fully left self promotional leanings, but holy goodness I have another play opening that needs some love spreadage. Here is my official spam:

Hello people of the land! It's Peter here. Thanks to everyone who came out and saw Hunter Gatherers this summer! Fall is now upon us, and I'm sure your throats are parched and raspy and in need for just a little more Nachtrieb before the cold really hits. Or before Indian summer hits (or was that early this year?).

Anyhoo, I invite you to check out my play, Colorado, opening THIS THURSDAY in Berkeley at the Impact Theater ( and running through the month of October! It is their second offering in their "Season of Sin" and my play includes Lust, Envy, Greed, Pride, Anger, and Gluttony. I'll get Sloth in there in a later play.

How Colorado is Similar/Different from Hunter Gatherers

1) It also has four people in it! In Colorado, however, they are all related.
2) Colorado is also a dark comedy. It's a bit darker. And maybe a bit sadder. Are you appreciating my truly intellectual breakdown of my work?
3) Less Death! But still, a little.
4) More humor about puberty than in Hunter Gatherers!
5) More monologues than in Hunter Gatherers!
6) Pizza and Beer readily available upstairs from the show!


By Peter Sinn Nachtrieb (me)
Directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer
Featuring Joshua Huston, Jon Nagel,
Adrienne Papp, and Klahr Thorsen
Sep 21-Oct 28 | Thu-Sat 8pm
All Thursdays (except 9/21) are pay-what-you-wish!

TICKETS: call 510 464-4468 for reservations. Adults are $15, Students are $10

Directions: All shows are at La Val's Subterranean Theatre in Berkeley
How to get there? click on

Impact's well-written blurb:
On the surface Colorado is a wickedly funny dark comedy, but at its heart is an examination of celebrity worship within one family. Seventeen-year-old Tracey Ackhart is crowned Miss Late Teen Colorado and then mysteriously vanishes one day before the national pageant. Her jealous stage mother, her doting father, and her Maury Povich-obsessed little brother all have reasons to want her dead—if they weren't so dependent on her success for their own misguided dreams of happiness. A world premiere by a fast-rising local playwright who's also a member of the brilliant comedy troupe Killing My Lobster, Colorado is a sharp satire that aims for the gut—with too many pies to count.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


I always have the habit of hitting the "publish" button with 1-7 typos in my post.

Again, sorry about that.

a long pause

Yes there has been.

Sorry about that.

Monday, September 04, 2006

End of an era...

Andre Agassi retired from tennis yesterday.

But seriously, the saddest thing was that Hunter Gatherers closed last night. But, it closed with one of the strongest performances that I've seen. Jon had already begun to shave his beard and has pledged to regain his weight. I'm excited to hear about conversations he'll have with critics at ACT's next opening night. John K's ass has been exposed for the last time (I'll always have it on my phone though, John). Melanie channeled the ultimate multi-faceted orgasm. And Alexis brought back the "Mushroom Patrol" and I think its going back into the script (I have the same problems with those lines you brought up, too). The set is getting torn down as we speak, the lobby displays are down, and the myspace profiles are but marketing without a product. (am I getting dramatic enought?) And for some reason Sally G. gave me the posterboard bio of myself from the lobby. Just in case I want to put it up in my apartment? I was thinking of putting it in the guest bathroom to further enhance any awkward parties.

Anyhoo, it was a great close to a great run that far exceeded anyone's expectations. It was the summer of 2006 for me.

Friday, September 01, 2006

more ramblings soon but in the meantime