PETER COLLEY Playwright-Screenwriter
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:
OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical.
OFF-BROADWAY ALLIANCE AWARDS Best New Musical
DRAMA DESK AWARDS Best Actor in a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Best Choreographer (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
ASTAIRE AWARDS Outstanding Female Dancer - Outstanding Male Dancer (Winner: Robert Creighton) Outstanding Choreography in an Off-Broadway Show.
2010 New musical CAGNEY! winner Florida Carbonell Award "Best New Work".
2010 New musical CAGNEY! nominated for 7 Florida Carbonell Awards including "Best New Work".
2009 Winner New American Play Award from Theatre Communications Group (TCG) funded by the Edgerton Foundation.
2008 Nominee for 9 New Zealand NAPTA Awards (Northern Area Performance Theatre Awards) Winner: Best Play.
2008 Nominee for 2 Theatre Calgary Awards.
2007 Eugene O'Neill Awards semi-finalist.
2006 Eugene O'Neill Awards semi-finalist.
Winner of a 2001 Harold Greenburg Screenwriting Award (The Movie Network) for STOLEN LIVES.
Nominee for the 2000 Humanitas Prize for his script "Cadmus & Europa", for CBS based on the Greek myth. "The HUMANITAS Prize was created in 1974 to celebrate television programs which affirm the dignity of the human person, explore the meaning of life, enlighten the use of human freedom and reveal to each person our common humanity."
Winner of “International Cultural Personality” Award (Italy) 1996 from the Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et du Commerce International.
Inducted into the WHO'S WHO of Canada 1990.
One of 5 playwrights selected for CANADA ON STAGE - celebrating Canada’s 125th anniversary.
Winner: 1991 Petro-Canada "Stage One" Award for Drama.
Winner: 1993 Petro-Canada "Stage One" Award for Drama
Resident Playwright (3 years) The Grand Theatre (then Canada's largest regional theatre with 1200 seats).
5 Canada Council National Arts Awards for Drama.
4 Ontario Arts Council Provincial Awards for Drama.
Sole adjudicator: Canadian National Playwriting Competition.
Writing Instructor for the Second City Comedy Troupe and Theatre Ontario.
Resident Playwright: Actors Alley Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles 1991-94.
Winner “Victor Laudorum” (two years running): Royal Grammar School, Buckinghamshire, England (www.rgshw.com).