Plays produced in 30 countries.
NEW! "Cagney" nominated 2016 Outer Critics
Circle Award "Outstanding New Musical", and Best Actor and Best
The Toronto Star calls Peter Colley: "Canada's Master Of Mayhem" for his suspenseful stage thrillers.
"Peter Colley's play was the most memorable theatre experience of my life.
It made me realize what live theatre could be." Calgary Herald
Now available in an Italian
Peter's new play THE MAN IN THE DESERT about the life of Lawrence after his Arabia days was a semi-finalist for the 2007 Eugene O'Neill awards. THE MAN IN THE DESERT was performed to much acclaim in 2007 at Theatre In The Park, Raleigh, North Carolina.
It was produced in Munich, Germany at the famous Theater Blutenburg where it ran for many months in a German translation. Productions in the U.S., Ireland, Jamaica, South Africa and Australia, a National Tour of Britain, Nairobi, Kenya, and New Zealand. The world famous Cambridge Footlights (Monty Python, Beyond The Fringe, Borat) produced I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT. For details CAMBRIDGE FOOTLIGHTS click here.
I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT named as "Best of Calgary Theatre" by the Calgary Sun. "It’s no surprise I’ll Be Back Before Midnight has thrilled audiences in 30 countries and become the most produced Canadian play ever."
WHEN THE REAPER CALLS
YOU'LL GET USED TO IT - THE WAR SHOW
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Winner 2010 Carbonell Award "Best New Work" and an Edgerton Foundation "New American Play Award" starring Broadway's Robert Creighton as Cagney (ANYTHING GOES / DROOD / LITTLE MERMAID). ENTIRE RUN SOLD OUT!
34th Florida Carbonell Awards*
Peter's new musical play (Music & Lyrics by Christopher McGovern and Robert Creighton) on the life of James Cagney premiered at The Florida Stage in 2009 starring Robert Creighton as Cagney (from Broadway's LITTLE MERMAID / ANYTHING GOES / DROOD). To read article in Playbill Magazine CLICK HERE. ENTIRE RUN SOLD OUT!
A musical version of Canada's most notorious crime - newly revised.
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Italy and China - Click on poster for more info
Nairobi, Kenya 2011 - The Cortland Repertory Theatre, NY, 2013
Vertigo - Western Canada Theatre 2015-16
UPCOMING FILM PROJECTS:
HIGH FLIGHT is a WWII action romance
currently in development with Tri-Laurel Productions.
|UK National Tour - including The Grand Theatre Swansea
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UK Tour venues include: Theatre Royal Winchester, The Capitol Theatre, Hull New Theatre, Theatre Royal Margate, The Darlington Civic, The Grand Theatre Swansea, The Lighthouse Theatre at Poole, Devonshire Park Eastbourne. Ian Dickens Productions, the largest UK producer of touring plays (300 productions), announced that the recent tour broke the company's box office records.
I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT - at the Blyth Festival in its
fourth revival at the theatre which premiered the play, the
Vertigo Theatre in Calgary, the Spokane Civic Theatre and in the Nantucket Arts Festival. The Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania (one of only 11 professional Equity summer stock
companies left in the US). Also Canberra Repertory Theatre,
Australia. Danish translation as "TILBAGE
FØR MIDNAT!". Arena Players ("Long Island's
Oldest Professional Theatre"), Topeka Rep Theatre. WHEN THE REAPER CALLS:
Kanata Theatre, Guelph Theatre.
REVIEWS: I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT at The Coliseum Theatre, Nr. Manchester, England, where it received excellent notices (to see the Coliseum reviews, poster, photos, CLICK HERE).
A new 2014 Polish translation called WRÓCĘ PRZED PÓŁNOCĄ by Bogusława Plisz - Góral and a Danish translation at Jomfru Ane Teatret! Also a new Portugese translation called "Voltarei Antes Da Meia-Noite" by Teatroesfera, Lisbon, Portugal, a Dutch translation called "Voor Middernacht Ben Ik Terug!" and a German translation titled "Gänsehaut" which was a recent hit at Theater Blutenburg, Munich, Germany.
Peter was interviewed twice in the New York-based "The Dramatist" magazine about his playwriting, and Writer's Digest named Peter's dialogue software among the "Best Software For Writers" and it has now been sold in 43 countries. In 2010 Peter organized the Los Angeles Dramaturgy Symposium with speakers from The Ahmanson and Taper Theatres, the La Jolla Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse and others.
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Colley is an award-winning Canadian writer based in Los Angeles
and Toronto. His stage plays and musicals have been produced in 30 countries, 48
of the 50 states in the U.S. and every province in Canada. He was
nominated for the 2000 Humanitas Prize for screenwriting and was a
semi-finalist for the 2006 and 2007 Eugene O'Neill playwriting awards and
the winner of a 2008 New American Play Award from Theatre Communications
Group (Edgerton Foundation), 2009 winner of a New Zealand NAPTA award. His
new musical CAGNEY! was nominated for seven 2010 Florida Carbonell Awards
and won the "Best New Work" Award (play or musical).
For his suspense-filled stage thrillers Richard Ouzounian, chief theatre critic of the Toronto Star, called Peter: "Canada's Master of Mayhem".
His musical "Cagney" about
actor James Cagney premiered at The Florida Stage where it broke the
theatre's box office record, and in 2015 had a successful run Off-Broadway
at The York Theatre, breaking a box-office record. It was given the
New York Theatre Guide Award as one of "The Top Five Shows Of The Week".
It reopens in a larger theatre in New York in April 2016.
Peter Colley is also the creator of an educational software program for writers called Great Dialogue Software™. This software has been sold in 43 countries. For more details, click here, or click on the logo below.
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THEATRES WHICH HAVE PERFORMED PETER'S PLAYS
Theatre Royal, Windsor (England); The Grand Theatre, London (Ont.); The National Arts Centre, Ottawa; Theatre Royal Winchester (England); The Florida Stage; The Coliseum, Manchester (England); The Vancouver Playhouse; Theatre Royal, Margate (England); Teatro Ghione, Rome; The Salisbury Playhouse (England); Theatre New Brunswick; The Palace Theatre (England); The Tarragon, Toronto; The Saint Lawrence Centre, Toronto; The City Theatre, Pittsburgh; Theatre-By-The-Sea, Portsmouth (US); The Octagon Theatre (England); The American Heartland Theater, Kansas City; The Capitol Theatre (England); The Blyth Festival (Canada); The Charlottetown Festival (Canada); The Grand Theatre, Swansea (Wales); The Neptune Theatre Halifax (Canada); Canberra Repertory Theatre (Australia), ETH Hamburg, (Germany), The Century Theatre (England), The Wangherie Theatre (New Zealand), Theater Blutenburg, Munich, (Germany), Alliance Francaise (Kenya), Salon Varietes (Spain), Queen's Park Theatre (Barbados), Teatroesfera, Lisbon (Portugal); The Hamilton Princess (Bermuda); The Xinguang Arts Center, Shanghai (China); Teatro Erba, Turin (Italy), St. Michaels Playhouse, Vermont, Teatro Del Lago, Jalisco (Mexico), Shanxi People's Dramatic Arts Co in Xi'an China, MADS, Malta; and thousands more in 30 countries.
TO SEE PICTURES OF SOME OF THE THEATRES:
The Grand Theatre, London (Ont.), where Peter started his career as the Resident Playwright for 3 years.
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Peter is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, The Dramatists Guild of America, The Writers Guild of America, The Writers Guild of Canada and The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights