ABOUT PETER FENTON

Peter Glen Fenton (b. August 26, 1995) is a playwright and screenwriter with three stage plays and one screenplay in his growing body of work. Fenton began writing when he was in eighth grade in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, inspired by the middle school play he was part of to write his own at the encouragement of his director and teacher, Suzanne Fisher (a shared mentor of Broadway and film actor Jonathan Groff). After his first stage play premiered while he was in high school, Fenton studied interpersonal communication at Wheaton College in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated with a bachelor's degree. He formally launched his writing career while at Wheaton, co-writing the award-winning screenplay for Filling In (2017, dir. Bradley Hawkins) as a junior, and writing and directing his second stage play, The Thousand-Year Rose, starring Piper Curda, as a senior. From 2018-2019, Fenton studied at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia as a professional apprentice. In spring 2019, Fenton began mounting a professional world premiere of his third play, See Amid the Winter Snow, as part of the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival in September 2019.

 

Fenton draws joy and inspiration for his work from witty, imaginative media, including films from Disney and Pixar, video games from Nintendo, and various television series such as Arrested Development, Psych, and The Good Place. In addition to writing, Fenton has also worked as an international boarding school advisor, traveled Europe as a band videographer, and sang bass in the Wheaton College Men's Glee Club. Fenton is the youngest child of Jim and Beth Fenton of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and brother to sports information director Matthew Fenton and research chemist Dr. Julie Fenton. Fenton currently lives in Philadelphia and continues to write plays and screenplays.

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Wheaton College Men's Glee Club photos by Peter Desrosier
2019 Headshots by Jenna Pinchbeck

2010

A 14-year-old Peter Fenton appears on local news in Lancaster, PA to talk about his debut play, Good Knight and Goodbye - the earliest version of the play published as Knights of the Square Table

2017

The Wheaton College Men's Glee Club performs "Set Down, Servant" arranged by Robert Shaw. Peter Fenton is the soloist starting at 1:33

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