Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Silvia Peto


Silvia Peto

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Guest Book and Lyrics Writer for
Temple (ImaGEN, 2016)

Silvia Peto wrote the book and lyrics for Temple, a musical with two workshop productions at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. She won one of the largest National Endowment for the Arts grants ever awarded for musical theatre. Temple also received the “Promise of Greatness” award given by The Stranger for best new theatre. Her plays include, Airstream, selected by the Pioneer Square Theatre New Works Project, Mona and the Night Nurse, produced by the Oregon Stage Company in Portland, a one-act play, Afternoon at the Harvard Exit, (won Best of Festival at Seattle’s New City Theatre Director’s Festival) and was selected by National Public Radio as part of its International Festival of Women Writers. Brume, received a reading at the Berkeley Repertory and the following year her play The Groundskeeper was a semi-finalist for the National Playwrights Conference 2013 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. She wrote the book for Teatro ZinZanni’s “Bottega ZinZanni” starring Liliane Montevecchi. Silvia lives in Seattle and is currently working on a new musical.

ImaGEN is a collaborative venture between the MSU College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Theatre and the MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center.