Mon, 2 January 2012
My first interview of 2012! I had the opportunity to meet with playwright Peter Schmidt at a local Barnes and Noble. His latest play, The Teddy Bear Awards, is opening this week with the Allentown Public Theatre. He told me about the plot, and we talked through several of the Lehigh Valley locales that inspired him. He also told me about the work of Broadway actor and fellow playwright Jeffrey Weiss. Peter was very easy to talk to, and he has so many cool stories about his many years as a writer, actor, and teacher. He has a business where he helps students prepare for their SATs, and also gives them great real world advice that can impact their future. He has a great sense of humor, and gave me a preview of some of the songs in the show. It was very cool. Enjoy the interview, and check out his work when you can!