Peter Basch

Peter is a native Manhattanite. He studied Physics at Columbia, tried grad school at Berkeley, then, inexplicably, became an actor. He spent a few years doing voice-overs and off-off Broadway. Working at the Manhattan Punch Line and the Ensemble Studio Theatre, he started to direct and write. He wrote sketch comedy for the Punch Line’s in house group, Another Fine Mess. Peter became an active member of E.S.T., where he wrote a short play, English (It’s Where the Words Are). This play was featured in the 1996 Marathon of One-Acts, where it got some attention and drew him to Los Angeles. He “took some meetings” in LA, one of them with a producer of the TV show Coach. Peter then married that producer, Ellen Sandler. He had a new play commissioned by the First Light Festival at E.S.T., called Art Has Nothing to Tell Us About Science, and he is working on rewrites. He has also just finished a new one-act called Barrage.