BWW Article: Screenwriter Peter McNeil, Represents Charlotte at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
As a playwright and casting director, it is always exhilarating seeing new works highlighted whether in a stage reading or festival setting. I had the opportunity to attend the Atlanta Black Theatre festival, an annual fall celebration of the arts, hosted by Toni Simmons Henson, during the weekend prior to Columbus Day. The festival offered an array of entertainment to include full-length new works productions, stage readings, African dance, short plays and monologue contests. This year it also featured an art exhibit entitled, Amazing Grace, honoring the Charleston Nine, who tragically lost their lives by the hands of a gunman at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
While attending the festival, I met Peter McNeil (and his wife Pamela), a resident of Charlotte, NC, who was there promoting his book series, Postal, which he is developing into a screenplay. "Postal offers a candid depiction of the complex lives of postal employees within their vigorous working environment, tapping directly into six interlocking narratives filled with greed, threatened job security, betrayal, single parenting, corporate ladder climbing and romance." Peter has first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of a post office because he was a letter carrier for many years, in his native state, New York. Peter and Pamela have resided in Charlotte, NC since 2002 and are both very eager to emerge on the entertainment scene here. Peter is the founder of Level 44 Publications, L.L.C. His goal is to see his massive volume of work on the big screen. I can see it on stage as well. It's intriguing, thought-provoking, and filled with twist and turns that could leave the audience on the edge of their seats. Looking forward to the emergence of this great work in Charlotte and abroad.