Peter Fenton

Peter Fenton

Peter Fenton is a writer and producer for both theater and film best known for ABANDON ALL HOPE, his dark comedy/drama play that premiered Off-Broadway in 2023. He holds a BA from Wheaton College and completed an apprenticeship at Walnut Street Theatre. His cinematic work has been seen on the international film festival circuit, producing award-winning shorts NIGHT VOICES, co-written with Bradley Hawkins, and...
Peter Fenton is a writer and producer for both theater and film best known for ABANDON ALL HOPE, his dark comedy/drama play that premiered Off-Broadway in 2023. He holds a BA from Wheaton College and completed an apprenticeship at Walnut Street Theatre. His cinematic work has been seen on the international film festival circuit, producing award-winning shorts NIGHT VOICES, co-written with Bradley Hawkins, and INHERENTLY SPECIAL, which Fenton wrote and directed himself. Based in New Hope, PA, Fenton works in Marketing for Passage Theatre Company in Trenton, NJ, and freelances for various clients and film/theater projects.

Plays

  • Coronation
    (4/27/24 WORLD PREMIERE REHEARSAL SCRIPT) FULL-LENGTH TEEN COMEDY. When cornered by the no-nonsense guidance counselor, a charming but slimy high school senior tells the story of how he crafted a scheme to manipulate the vote for Homecoming Queen in favor of his kind-hearted but unpopular friend to settle a deep-seated score. His plan went horribly right. #6.
  • I Think We're Lost
    (6/20/24 UNDERGOING REVISIONS) FULL-LENGTH DARK COMEDY/DRAMA. When a jaded, college-aged Peter Pan considers leaving Neverland, Tinker Bell pulls out all the stops to make him stay. She sends the newest Lost Boy and "Wendy 2.0" off on a secret mission to kill Captain Hook before the pirate finds Peter again. Along the way, the newcomers confront unsettling mysteries lurking in Neverland's past. #5.
  • Abandon All Hope
    FULL-LENGTH DARK COMEDY/DRAMA. When three college freshmen (a scrappy feminist, a naïve evangelical, and a cocky analyst) meet in Hell—which appears as a dorm room—they are forced to play a game with eternal stakes, which draws out each one's fatal flaws in their interactions with each other and a fun-loving demon. The winner will go to Heaven at the cost of the others' eternal torture. #4.
  • Yuletide Shakedown
    FULL-LENGTH HOLIDAY COMEDY. She's a village school teacher. He's the son of Santa and Mayor Claus. When an otherwise festive romantic comedy plot unfolds, a blackmail scandal in Santa's Workshop turns the peaceful North Pole upside down during Mrs. Claus's campaign for Mayor. Narrated by a sassy talking Snowman. #3.
  • The Thousand-Year Rose
    FULL-LENGTH COMEDY ADVENTURE. Three storybook witches on the hunt for a treasure, which will only appear for a pure heart, decide to kidnap a kind person. They weren't expecting her to fight back. #2.

    An earlier version was published by Heuer Publishing in 2019.
  • Good Knight and Goodbye
    FULL-LENGTH COMEDY ADVENTURE. When a legendary knight is charged with a quest by the silly king to marry the rejected Disney archetype princess, a dark force plots to take the princess for himself. Along his quest, the knight develops feelings for the king's down-to-earth messenger. #1.

    An earlier version was published by Heuer Publishing under the title Knights of the Square Table in 2019.
  • Crossing an Ocean (MONOLOGUE)
    COMEDIC/DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE for a young man, any ethnicity. English is his first language. Ivan gives his response to the question, "have you ever been in love?" Could be easily gender-flipped. Portions of this monologue are re-contextualized in Peter Fenton's full-length play, I THINK WE'RE LOST.
  • On Growing Up (MONOLOGUE)
    COMEDIC MONOLOGUE for a young man, any ethnicity. Connor waxes philosophical about his thoughts on growing up. Expanded excerpt from Peter Fenton's full-length play, I THINK WE'RE LOST.
  • Red Wine (MONOLOGUE)
    COMEDIC/DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE for a middle aged woman, any ethnicity. Fun-loving demon Teresa reflects on her own life as a failed actress as she sets up a torture chamber. Previously the opening to Peter Fenton's full-length dramedy, ABANDON ALL HOPE.
  • Nice Girl from Indiana (MONOLOGUE)
    DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE for a woman, any ethnicity. Lindsay Plencner—former Miss Teen Indiana, now engaged to the love of her life—reflects on what her life is amounting to and what people don't see. Excerpt from Peter Fenton's full-length play, I THINK WE'RE LOST.
  • Sean's Lament (MONOLOGUE)
    DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE for a young man, any ethnicity. In the afterlife, the cold and calculating Sean is confronted with the memory of how he died, which reveals who he's been hiding. Modified excerpt from Peter Fenton's full-length dramedy, ABANDON ALL HOPE.