My Three Rules:
I strive to make my projects safe and inclusive places for excellent work to be done by artists and crew of all identities and backgrounds.
There are only three rules on a Peter Fenton project, but they are non-negotiable:
On August 26, 1995, Peter Fenton was born in a New York City suburb to Jim and Beth Fenton...
Let's skip ahead a bit.
I've spent my whole life making myself laugh and getting other people to laugh with me—my parents, my siblings, my teachers, sometimes my friends. I started writing material down when I was in middle school and ended up having my very first play, Good Knight and Goodbye, produced when I was fourteen years old in my hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
I graduated from Wheaton College in 2017 after writing a few more plays and making my screenwriting debut. Afterward, I moved to Philadelphia to focus on my career in entertainment through the apprenticeship program at the Walnut Street Theatre. In Philly, I fell in love with producing when I staged my third play, See Amid the Winter Snow, as part of the Philly Fringe Festival and turned a profit, and later in 2022, I made my debut as a film producer with the production of Night Voices, a short film I co-wrote. In 2023, I debuted Off-Broadway with the world premiere of Abandon All Hope at Theatre Row in New York City.
I believe I was put on this earth to make people both laugh and wonder, and I carry this purpose out through my writing and producing of film and theater—not only through the finished product of the play or the movie, but also through the process of writing the piece and building out the team. It's my honor to share my work with you, and if you like what you see here, please get in touch!
1. Tell the truth.
2. Best idea wins.
3. No assholes allowed.