Peter Hanrahan | Webster University

Peter Hanrahan

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Instructor, Scriptwriting


Communications and Journalism

Home Campus

Webster Groves (St. Louis)

Courses Taught

SCPT 3110 Script Analysis
SCPT 3150 Topics: Selling Your Work to Hollywood
SCPT 3300 Writing the Short Script
SCPT 3500 Writing Screenplays for Film
SCPT 4500 Advanced Scriptwriting
SCPT 4700 Professional Development in Scriptwriting


MFA, Playwriting, Rutgers University
BA, English, Washington University (Phi Beta Kappa)

Professional Experience

As a playwright, Hanrahan has had plays read, workshopped, and produced with various theater companies, including the Arena Stage in Washingtin DC. His play, "Prize Inside" was published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2007 (S&K).

As a working screenwriter, he has written and rewritten numerous scripts. He also has several original screenplay projects in development, including The Lowlands, which is in pre-production with actors John Leguizamo and Alfred Molina. He placed among the top 30 entrants in the Nicholl Fellowship Competition, and he has written for television for NBC and the Discovery Channel. He lived in Los Angeles for many years, where he worked as one of two in-house Story Analysts for the United Talent Agency.

He continues to serve as a consultant to UTA, as well as for Village Roadshow entertainment. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Saint Louis, Missouri.