Plays

Need something for a case of the Mondays? My new comedy, “Social Distancing” – about a couple trying to keep it together in the wake of a global pandemic (sound familiar?), with one of them handling it much better than the other, until they find the silver lining – will be featured on tonight’s episode of Earworm Audio Theatre at 6 PM ET, and thereafter you can catch it on many platforms, including Apple podcasts, Spotify and iHeartRadio. I hope you enjoy!

Plays

Wanted to share some exciting news: I’ve been chosen with my play GEESE for Season One of the virtual theatre festival The Big Break! I had a really cool roundtable discussion last night on Twitch with some of the other playwrights, and this is shaping up to be an awesome festival. Rehearsals are going on now, with filming set to begin in a few weeks. As always, I’ll be sure to post links when I get them. Happy Friday!

Chapbook

Thanks to everyone who logged on to my Zoom reading and Q&A session last night. The turnout was more than we had anticipated. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to answer everyone’s questions, but if you still have a question for me you can always just use my Contact page. Thanks again everyone, and have a nice weekend!

Chapbook

“Award-winning author/playwright Peter J. Stavros offers timely understanding of how character is steeled or bent through accumulation of numbing nights, dark disappointments and occasional emotional escapes.” This is an excerpt from T.E. Lyons’ review of my chapbook, Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore, which appears in this week’s LEO Weekly. Click on the link for the full review, and remember, Zoom reading tomorrow (Nov. 12 @ 6 PM ET)!

Fiction

I’m excited to announce that my short story “Just Like Saint Peter” has been chosen to appear in the inaugural edition of a new lit mag, Blydyn Square Review – look for it sometime in Spring 2021, and as usual I’ll post a link. Also, don’t forgot my Zoom reading this Thursday, Nov 12 @ 6 PM ET for my chapbook Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore – links to registration are available on every page of my website!

Announcement

Just updated my website to add a new page called “Pictures” which has, you guessed it, pictures – some of me, of my play posters, of random things that sort of, kinda relate to me. I’ll update it as the mood strikes me. And don’t forget my Zoom reading and Q&A on November 12 @ 6 PM EST – details on how to register can be found throughout my site.

Fiction

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday! Here’s an afternoon snack (or maybe a morning or evening snack, depending on when and where you’re reading this) to get your weekend going: the opening paragraph of my new novella, Tryouts – inspired by my attempt to make the varsity basketball team when I was a freshman in high school. It was named a Finalist in this year’s Trifecta Competition sponsored by the Iron Horse Literary Review. My plan is to publish it as a chapbook this spring, hopefully to coincide with the college basketball tournament. Enjoy!

There must have been forty of us, maybe fifty, kids of all shapes and sizes, crammed into that stuffy gym after class, the place reeking of sweat and dirty socks and farts, chattering, fidgeting, roughhousing. It was chaos on that Monday afternoon at three-forty-five, the first day of basketball tryouts, all of us vying for only eleven spots on the varsity team. Some clearly wouldn’t make it, some clearly would. And the rest, like me, fell somewhere in-between.