Owen Panettieri is a two-time Finalist and invited Guest Writer for the National Playwrights Conference for his plays This Girl Is Magic and Whatever the Weather. He is a resident playwright with New Light Theater Project, which has produced his plays Meaningful Conversation (2018) and A Burial Place (2016) in NYC. Additional plays include Who’s There? (The Fresh Fruit Festival’s 2018 Outwright Developmental Play Reading Selection), Vestments of the Gods (Overall Excellence in Ensemble, 2014 FringeNYC) and The Timing of a Day (Outstanding New Play 2010, Talkin' Broadway, Summer Theatre Festival Citations).
Short plays produced across the United States include More Than a Memory, Processing, Searching, Our View From Paradise, Calendar Girl, A Charmed Life, Two Hearts, Intertwined and The President is Gay! (And Other Delicious Scandals). Owen was a contributing Writer/Performer for four seasons with The Nitestar Program creating original health education theater pieces for primary school, secondary school and college audiences. He co-wrote the web series, Legally Brown: The Search for the Next Piragua Guy with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Most recently, Owen was a Story Consultant on Disney's 2021 Animated Feature Film, Encanto. He is a long-time member of the Playwrights Gallery Writers Group.
Mr. Panettieri is also the Director of Development at 5000 Broadway Productions. Founded by Lin-Manuel Miranda, 5000 Broadway Productions is committed to uplifting diverse and underrepresented voices both in front of and behind the camera in addition to making the world of theater more accessible to the masses. The team, led by Miranda and overseen by director of development Owen Panettieri, just wrapped Miranda’s film directorial debut TICK, TICK…BOOM! for Netflix, from the mind of RENT creator Jonathan Larson and adapted for the screen by Steven Levenson, which stars Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, Mj Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens. Other recent critically-acclaimed projects include the 2021 release of Warner Bros. IN THE HEIGHTS, the multiple Emmy Award-winning filmed production of HAMILTON for Disney+, and the multiple Emmy Award-winning limited series FOSSE/VERDON on F/X.
Owen is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Conservatory Program at The Actors Center. He lives with his husband and dog in NYC.