Zack Peercy

Zack Peercy

Zack Peercy is a playwright based out of Chicago. He is currently a resident playwright at Three Brothers Theater in Waukegan, IL through 2020. His plays have received several honors including Semi-Finalist in the Activate: Midwest Play Development Series, Top Ten Finalist in the Dubuque Fine Arts Players One Act Play Contest, Third Place in The Second City's Comedy Feature Screenplay Contest, Runner Up in...
Zack Peercy is a playwright based out of Chicago. He is currently a resident playwright at Three Brothers Theater in Waukegan, IL through 2020. His plays have received several honors including Semi-Finalist in the Activate: Midwest Play Development Series, Top Ten Finalist in the Dubuque Fine Arts Players One Act Play Contest, Third Place in The Second City's Comedy Feature Screenplay Contest, Runner Up in the Sandy River Review's Dramatic Works Contest, and accepted participation in the Midwest Dramatists Conference 10 Minute Play reading series. Other playwriting honors include participation in the inaugural Jackalope Theater Playwriting Lab led by Calamity West, attendance in the 2018 Kenyon Review Playwrights Conference, award of the MEH Lewis Scholarship from the Chicago Dramatists, and staged readings of my work at The University of Maine at Farmington (Farmington, ME) and Marywood University (Scranton, PA).
By 19 he had co-written, directed, and produced two independent musicals: 'Couch: The Musical' and 'Allons-y To The Future', the latter of which is available on YouTube. Since, he has received a BFA in Creative Writing and a BA in Theatre: Writing and Performance, which have improved his work greatly.

Plays

  • Kubrickian
    FULL LENGTH: Trapped in a white space, three men (played by actors of any gender-identity) have a limited time to use their vocal cords before they're forcibly removed by their unseen captor. So, why is it that all they talk about is acclaimed film director Stanley Kubrick?
  • That's Fucked Up
    FULL LENGTH: Four college students at their monthly meeting of a truth-circle confessional struggle to navigate the honesty of meaningful relationships. This "real time" 100-minute show explores 21st century relationships and the impact technology has on them. It's quiet, it's casual, and it's pretty fucked up.
  • Muted.
    ONE ACT: Over the course of a year, Sid, a college sophomore, learns to deal with Chelsea, a ghost of a former middle school acquaintance.
  • Greetings from the Moon
    ONE ACT: Two young women reconnect on a bench in a cemetary in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Life's Worth
    SHORT: Ari returns to their father's apartment to pack up after the funeral in this ten minute scene.
  • Smoke Break
    SHORT: Five minute break to smoke down by the river.
    Audio version available under "Music".
  • The Portrait From The Artist Who Was An Idiot
    SHORT: A family-friendly meta-comedy about a "starving artist" and his wife inviting over their recently-millionaired friends to show off the artist's latest creation: a wall-length portrait of an audience.
  • Pantalone's Treasured Almost
    SHORT: The old miser Pantalone gets himself into some inter-dimensional existential trouble in this neo-commedia 10 minute play.