Peet Cocke

Peet Cocke

Peet Cocke is a playwright, director, and designer based in Oakland. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Art from the University of California, Davis and an MFA in Visual Art from the University of Southern California. His plays include Extraordinary Mysteries, Even at A Funeral, and Already Done to You and original adaptation of the Novel Voices, by Ursula Le Guin, entitled Through the Glass Darkly. His directing...
Peet Cocke is a playwright, director, and designer based in Oakland. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Art from the University of California, Davis and an MFA in Visual Art from the University of Southern California. His plays include Extraordinary Mysteries, Even at A Funeral, and Already Done to You and original adaptation of the Novel Voices, by Ursula Le Guin, entitled Through the Glass Darkly. His directing credits include Naomi Wallace’s No Such Cold Thing, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe and Charles Mee’s Under Construction and Heaven on Earth.

Plays

  • Nothing's Lost Forever
    The Lefebvre family is trapped, arrested by a tragic event in the past. An event from which none of them have ever escaped. The matriarch, Ruth suffers from dementia, and experiences time, space and place, in a unique fashion. Her twin boys Alexandre and Henri, each choose to manage the pain of their past very differently. Alexandre the older twin, and the one who can be counted on to fix that which is broken...
    The Lefebvre family is trapped, arrested by a tragic event in the past. An event from which none of them have ever escaped. The matriarch, Ruth suffers from dementia, and experiences time, space and place, in a unique fashion. Her twin boys Alexandre and Henri, each choose to manage the pain of their past very differently. Alexandre the older twin, and the one who can be counted on to fix that which is broken, attempts a clean break, and Henri the younger suspects only slaying the dragon on behalf of his sister will release everyone, and allow time to move forward.
  • Coefficient of Expansion
    On the way to his best friends wedding, Butler thinks he's been set up on a first date with Halley, who has a completely different read of the situation. Trapped in a Toyota FJ40 for a long drive they come to know each other in a way neither expected.
  • Thank You for Curing Me of My Ridiculous Obsession with Love
    Seven people forced together at a table at the ass-end of a wedding reception.
  • Five Women at a Funeral
    Banter, bitterness, and the inter-connectedness of all things pours from the keyboard of a playwright who crashes a funeral.
  • Crush and Hum
    Fragments and abstracted tales of lust and loss from the hearts of collapsing stars. (formerly titled b-flat)
  • Blackberry Brandy, Cigarettes, and Cheez-its
    What happens after the infinite monkey theorem thoroughly plays itself out.
  • Extraordinary Mysteries
    Twin boys hold up in their own quantum reality, pondering the nature of time, space and revenge with a seemingly endless parade of their bewildered relations, most of whom haven't the slightest sense of who they are, or were, and have no idea why they can't escape their inevitable collisions.
  • But Through a Glass Darkly
    A Brechtian adaptation of Ursula K. LeGuin's novel Voices, based on a previous adaptation, Oracle of the Western Shore.
  • Already Done to You
    A movement piece exploring abuse and forgiveness.