Peter Wood

PhD Student in Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh, Audio Producer for PodCastle.org, Future (hopefully) resident of Hawaii.


Shakespeare in the Dark

A Birthday Memory


In the summer of 1993 I worked as an intern at Colonial Theatre in Westerly RI. Living in a room that was roughly eight feet…


Dying on Mars

Some thoughts on purpose


I don’t read much about the Mars One project because I’m too jealous of those who might actually go. I know, I know: the whole…


Arts & Ethics

I don’t remember the speaker’s name or most of what he talked about. It was at Rhode Island College about 15, maybe 16 years ago and he was…


NYC & Me, 2014

Closing in on the end of my two week trip to NYC on a New York Public Library Short Term Research Fellowship where I’ve been going through the Living Theatre archive that is housed in the Billy Rose Theatre Division. For some reason, as I walked through the Highline Park this morning before heading to Lincoln Center (the Performing Arts Library doesn’t open until noon), I had the…

Publications edited by Peter Wood

Reflections on the sometimes painful and the sometimes positive process of getting an MA, MFA or PhD.

Essays about the art and business and experiences of those involved in making podcasts.

A place to share our best and worst birthday memories.

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A cup of coffee, once a month

How to help support great audio magazines


I began listening to podcasts and audio books when I was doing a data entry jobs in…


The Grind is the Thing 


I am something of a coffee snob. Not a full blown, measuring-the-temperature–of-the-water–to-a-specific-degree kind of snob, but in general I take my coffee somewhat…


Shakespeare in the Dark

A Birthday Memory


In the summer of 1993 I worked as an intern at Colonial Theatre in Westerly RI. Living in a room that was roughly eight feet…


The Pleasure of Writing


Just do it, they say. To be a writer is to write.

I know that. Knowing, though, is not the same as doing, and what I find missing from most essays…


Day One


Day ones are easy in a way. The right combination of self-loathing and desire and energy can make the first day happen easily. If, like me, you enjoy starting on a "start date"—sometimes…


Asking for help


Graduate students are, by and large, a proud group of people.We are also an insecure group of people. Impostor syndrome is rife within the academy and there is an increasing…