Peter Coston

Born in Ohio, Peter Coston was raised in New Jersey. He is a Rutgers graduate and received an M.F.A. from Columbia. A Yaddo playwriting fellow, he has been the recipient of a film grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and for his fiction was invited to the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. Peter has studied with Herbert Berghof, William Packard, Robert Geller, Salem Ludwig, Romulus Linney, Austin Pendleton, and David Marshall Grant. His plays have been produced at venues in and around NYC. He is a regular at Naked Angels and its ongoing reading series Tuesdays@9. As a filmmaker, a short subject of Peter’s called The Snow Field won several awards, played many festivals and was screened at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. He has taught writing at Hunter-SUNY and The New School. His screenplays have been finalists in both the Chesterfield and Nicholl competitions. He is currently in post-production on a full-length digital project. The owner of a Gibson SG and Marshall amp, Peter composes many loud, nasty, killer post-punk guitar riffs for songs he and his musician pals write. This understandably occurs nowhere in proximity to the Weehawken home he shares with his very understanding wife, Edith.