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Peter McNerney

Instructor, Performer


Peter McNerney is a performer and head of the Conservatory Program at the Magnet Theater in New York City.

He served for three years as the Artistic Director at the Magnet Theater where he has directed and performed in over 30 productions. Currently he performers with Nick Kanellis in the improv duo Trike (TimeOut New York Critic's Pick) as well as The Magnet Theater Touring Company.

As an actor Peter can be seen as a series regular in the Science Chanel scripted comedy Stuff You Should Know.

Peter also serves as the Associate Artistic Director and Casting Director for the nationally respected education and media company The Story Pirates with whom he writes and performs on Absolutely Mindy! on SiriusXM Radio and through a partnership with Penguin Publishing has co-written and performed in the interactive touring shows Endangered Authors, Theodore Boone and The Thrill of Rights and The Ranger's Apprentice: Escape to Areluen.

Peter is the co-writer and director of theater/sketch comedy fusioneers Sax & Dixon, who have been featured at Ars Nova NYC and Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival.

He is from Winnetka, IL, graduated from Northwestern University and currently lives in Brooklyn with his beautiful and hilarious wife Beth Newell.

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