Peter J. Sheldon

Peter J. Sheldon

Peter J. Sheldon is a graduate of Virginia Tech's theatre program. During his time at VT, he was an actor, gun wrangler, assistant stage manager, composer, and playwright. Of all these disciplines, he is absolutely in love with play-writing. His play "Thanks Steve" was performed at Page to Stage Theatre in Roanoke, and he was a playwright for VT's 24 Hour theater for 2015 and 2016.
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Peter J. Sheldon is a graduate of Virginia Tech's theatre program. During his time at VT, he was an actor, gun wrangler, assistant stage manager, composer, and playwright. Of all these disciplines, he is absolutely in love with play-writing. His play "Thanks Steve" was performed at Page to Stage Theatre in Roanoke, and he was a playwright for VT's 24 Hour theater for 2015 and 2016.
From November to December of 2017, he was a writer in residence at Can Serrat International Arts Residency in beautiful El Bruc, Spain. Along with short stories and poems, he gave readings from his play "Dirty Old Town" at the El Bruc Literature Club.

Plays

  • Dirty Old Town
    Johnny, the somewhat ethereal, alcoholic narrator, tells the audience of summer in a toddling, college town. Through broken poetry, Johnny takes the audience into the town's bars, apartment complexes, and the chaos of Orientation day. Over time, the anxieties and contradictions are revealed under the collegiate gleam of the town's surface.
  • Friendless Godless
    A computer, an apartment, and life's many absurdities. Luki is alone in a tiny apartment. He spends the day looking for things he can't find, pranking scam callers, and generally shutting himself away from the outside world. Friendless Godless touches upon how humans interact with the world when they are completely alone, and the rest of the play is downright silliness.
  • Thanks Steve
    A comedy short about life after a breakup. Jimmy recently was dumped by longtime his girlfriend, Candice, and has become cocooned in a week long depressive state. Lucky for him, his friend Steve is there to cheer him up with beer, Chinese food, singing, and heartfelt advice. Then, Candice decides to drop in.