K.T. Peterson

K.T. Peterson

K.T. Peterson has lived and worked in Indianapolis, New York City, Baltimore, and now Iowa City. She was a founding member of The Forge Theater Company and served as a nominator for the Drama League from 2010-2012. K.T. has a 15-year relationship with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis; acting, directing, and writing in museum theater. She has taught acting and creative writing to children aged K-12, as well...
K.T. Peterson has lived and worked in Indianapolis, New York City, Baltimore, and now Iowa City. She was a founding member of The Forge Theater Company and served as a nominator for the Drama League from 2010-2012. K.T. has a 15-year relationship with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis; acting, directing, and writing in museum theater. She has taught acting and creative writing to children aged K-12, as well as undergraduate students at Towson University. Writing credits include: WomenWorks Playwright (2018), New York Musical Theater Festival Developmental Playwriting Series (7:32), 2011 Jerome Fellowship Finalist (M’s Teeth), 2009 Eugene O’Neill National Playwriting Conference Fellow 2009, National Playwriting Nomination Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (7:32), Region II Featured Production, Kennedy Center ACTF 7:32, Musical Theatre Award (Book) Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (7:32), and 2007 WordBRIDGE Playwriting Lab (Sunman of Molón), semi-finalist Eugene O’Neill National Playwriting Conference and Musical Theatre Conference (2011, 2012, 2016). Publications include: The True Story of the Hitchhiker Who Was Shot In Pursuit of Kindness (Narrative.ly), and Holy Jolie (Geeky Press). K.T. currently attends Iowa Playwrights Workshop.

Plays

  • Love Bird
    Nigel, the sole inhabitant of a small island, falls in love with a being he made out of trash. As storms and trash increase, a strange visitor forces Nigel choose between who he was and who he could be. Love Bird is a comedy about loneliness and the mystery of connection in a messy world.
  • 2pm in Faith, Nebraska
    Something strange is happening in the small town of Faith. An unexplained phenomenon in the middle of a pine forest turns neighbor against neighbor, order into chaos, and weird...into weirder. 2pm in Faith, Nebraska is a play about our essential thirst for awe and connection with something--anything--greater than we are.
  • M's Teeth
    M has just lost her father, as well as all of her teeth. Bloodied and alone at the funeral, she is surprised to discover her imaginary friend from childhood has shown up to help with the arrangements. M forms an unlikely friendship with the funeral director’s wife, and assists her in seeking a divorce from her sexually-deranged husband. M must navigate grief, her crumbling identity, and a nosy investigator in...
    M has just lost her father, as well as all of her teeth. Bloodied and alone at the funeral, she is surprised to discover her imaginary friend from childhood has shown up to help with the arrangements. M forms an unlikely friendship with the funeral director’s wife, and assists her in seeking a divorce from her sexually-deranged husband. M must navigate grief, her crumbling identity, and a nosy investigator in order to salvage the missing pieces of her childhood, and come to terms with her father’s abusive past.
  • RASH
    Set in the 1927 bombed-out ruins of Bath Schoolhouse--the site of the first act of terrorism in an American School--RASH explores the heritage of gun violence in American Schools.
  • Mary's Monster
    Mary’s Monster is a re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s most formative summer, told via the Frankenstein story.
    16-year-old Mary is a brilliant writer forced to go to work in a factory to support her family. Her father enlists the financial help of a mysterious stranger to pay off the family’s debt. A destructive romance blossoms between Mary and the young stranger, complicated by her mentally unstable...
    Mary’s Monster is a re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s most formative summer, told via the Frankenstein story.
    16-year-old Mary is a brilliant writer forced to go to work in a factory to support her family. Her father enlists the financial help of a mysterious stranger to pay off the family’s debt. A destructive romance blossoms between Mary and the young stranger, complicated by her mentally unstable younger sister who has already become smitten. After her other sister becomes pregnant, and she learns the stranger is engaged to another woman, Mary turns to her writing, with unexpected consequences. Mary’s Monster is a retelling of Mary Shelley’s most formative summer, told via the Frankenstein story.
  • Wild Man
    Clark Longwood has gone missing, under mysterious circumstances. His 8 year old daughter Lydia tries to make sense of his sudden disappearance and discovers more than she bargained for. Wild Man is a feminist noir thriller about the nature of love, the unknown, and what it means to be a ‘man.’
  • Mr. Boniface, the Wise
    A comedy about psychic goats, pig clones, and staying in school.

    Inga is a narcoleptic, single mother determined to keep her deviant daughter Angora from getting expelled and her young daughter, Gerty, from falling in love with an invisible being who lives inside her wallpaper. A well-rehearsed visit from Angora’s science teacher unearths a strange secret, and unforeseen consequences.