Pete Barry is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and musician. His short plays have been published in numerous collections, including Accidents Happen and Eric Lane's anthology Shorter, Faster, Funnier. Accidents Happen is published by Samuel French and won the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Production of an Original Play. His screenplay 10 Crimes in 2 Hours was a finalist in the 13th Annual Writers Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition. His short play Drop was a winner in the 34th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival. Other short plays, including Nine Point Eight Meters Per Second Per Second and The Banderscott, have also been selected for performance in the festival in other years. Mr. Barry is a cofounder of the Porch Room, a film and theater production company. With the Porch Room he has produced and directed several collections of short plays, including Five Cornered Thinking at the New York Comedy Club and Burt Reynold's Amazing Napalm Powered Oven and Other Paid Programming in the 2001 New York Fringe Festival. Mr. Barry lives in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, with his wife Jean and his daughters Lia and Violet.