Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Peter Kim George

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Peter Kim George is a Korean diaspora playwright born in California and based in New York. He did his Ph.D. at Brown University on the 19th century novel before writing for the stage.

His plays include To Red Tendons (Ojai Playwrights Conference Dr. Kerry English Artist Award) and Men Accumulate (Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist, Princess Grace Award semi-finalist, NormalAve NAPseries). He is an alumnus of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood collective, and received his B.A. from the University of California Berkeley.

At MacDowell, Kim George finished a TV pilot "Berendo Palace" which will be shared with various production companies for prospective development. He also worked on a new play for which he came to MacDowell, tentatively titled Three Brothers. The play explores the emerging challenge of representing artificial intelligence at work in a live performance context. It also explores the financialization of performance and the possibility for dissent in a dramatic structure that alludes to Chekhov's Three Sisters.


Delta Omicron

Peter Kim George worked in the Delta Omicron studio.

Delta Omicron Studio was funded by members of the international musical fraternity in 1927. The building design is somewhat medieval in character, with an unusual cedar shingle pattern, a steeply pitched slate roof, intersecting gables, and small windows. After a 2016 deep-energy renovation, Delta Omicron is now one of the most energy efficient studio on the property…

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