Pete Barry is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and musician. His short play, Drop (co-written with Michael DeAngelis), was a winner of the 2009 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. His plays Nine Point Eight Meters Per Second Per Second and The Banderscott were also official selections. Several of his short plays are published through Samuel French and Vintage, including Sex with a Mathematician and Hearing Aid.
Pete was named a 2013 Young and Hungry List writer, and Sony Pictures is currently developing his screenplay Marian. His screenplay 10 Crimes in 2 Hours was a finalist in the 13th Annual Writers Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition.
He is a co-founder of the Porch Room and has produced and directed several collections of short plays, including Five Cornered Thinking at the New York Comedy Club and Burt Reynolds Amazing Napalm Powered Oven and Other Paid Programming in the 2001 New York Fringe Festival. He shared the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Production of an Original Play for Accidents Happen. He currently writes, directs, and produces for the new scripted comedy podcast Mission: Rejected.
Pete lives in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with his wife Jean and his daughters Lia and Violet.