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2019 Director-in-Residence with The Drama league of New York City: Pete’s play Every Hour/Chekhov in 8 will be developed as part of The Drama League’s FIRST STAGE Residency in New York City in August 2019.

Lincoln Center Theater’s 2019 Director’s Lab: This August Pete will be one of 70 directors from throughout the country and around the world at Lincoln Center Theatre.

SDCF 2019-2020 Observership Class: Pete’s been accepted into the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation 2019-2020 Observership Class. The Observership program allows select early career directors “paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country.

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Pete's review of Timon of Athens at Folger Theatre has been published in a special edition of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association.

A reading of Pete Danelski and Megan Diehl’s adaptation of Adam The Creator by Karel and Josef Čapek was performed at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on March 14th, 2019. Click here for more information!

Check out Pete’s feature on the Ask a Director blog!

November 2018: Pete directed a reading of The Lion in Winter by James Goldman for Folger Theatre’s Free Folger Friday series. The cast included Ed Gero, Naomi Jacobson, Thomas Keegan and Akeem Davis among more DC favorites.

October 2018: Pete served as assistant director for Folger Theatre’s production of King John. The production was directed by Aaron Posner and featured Holly Twyford as Constance and Kate Eastwood Norris as the Bastard.


August 2018: Pete directed O Canada for Post Shift Theatre's second annual Night of New Works.

June 2018: Pete directed The Laughing Club by Liz Maestri for Rorschach Theatre's annual play new play festival, Klecksography: Collective Ink.

April 2018: Pete served as assistant director for Theatre J's production of Roz and Ray by Karen Hartman, directed by Adam Immerwahr and starring Tom Story and Susan Rome.

March 2018: Pete presented his paper “Failing in Public: Shakespeare in the Park and American Theatre’s Inevitable Conflict of Interests” at the Practice/Production Symposium at the 2018 Mid-America Theatre Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin."

November 2017-January 2018: Pete joined People's Light and Theatre Company for their traditional holiday Panto in Aladdin: A Musical Panto. 

August 2017: Pete joined a select group of actors, writers, directors and producers for the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals in New York City. Peter performed in Colchester Thunder by Anya Richkind, directed by Jenna Rossman.

July-August 2017: Pete returned to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival to play Patroclus in Troilus in Cressida.

2016-2017: Pete recently completed year of service as a member of AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity. From August 2016 through July 2017, Peter served as a Construction Crew Leader with Habitat for Humanity of Washington D.C. For in formation on Habitat for Humanity, Washington D.C. and their work, click here.

April 2017: Pete presented at the 41st Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, Florida. Part of the Emerging Scholars Panel on Samuel Beckett, Pete presented research from his forthcoming paper A Low and Narrow City, Violently Lit: Beckett and Culturally Forefronted Space. Check out Academia.com for a look at Peter's scholarly work.

November-December 2016: Pete served as understudy for the role of Matt in Straight White Men with Washington D.C.'s Studio Theatre.

October 2016: Pete recently appeared in Philadelphia's Quintessence Theatre Group's Elemental Recitation Series.  Peter performed as the MC, Sheet, Young Dogsborough, and Ragg in the company's staged reading of Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.  

July 2016: Pete served as Associate Director for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Shakespeare for Kids. Peter also performed in the show.