fred pelzer

writer & director

what i do

author of over a dozen published short stories, as well as a published collection through the University of Indianapolis
writer, director, and producer of several shorts, music videos, and webseries episodes
plays produced or in development at theatres across the country
producer for a channel of audio-fiction

a little about me

Fred Pelzer escaped the strip mall wasteland of New Jersey at the age of 18 for a theater and creative writing double degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Spent some time delivering seventy pound cases of seltzer in ninety degree heat. Swapped this for a desk job and a negative wind chill in Chicago. 

Cofounded a theater company. 

Cofounded a production company. 

Best of all, got married. 

And always, always writing. 


Fred is a creator of the webseries Losers. His short story collection Static was published by the University of Indianapolis's Etchings Press. He previously held the positions of Founder and Executive Producer for Cloud Gate Productions, Artistic Director for Redeye Theatre Project, Fiction Editor for Wyvern Lit, and Business Manager for Tabula Rasa Theatre Company.

published / produced work


>Static: Stories- Etchings Press

Short Fiction:

West Coast: Three Stories - The Offing

>Soft- Specter

>Minutiae- Lockjaw Magazine (contributor)

>Blood - N/A Literary Magazine

>Blue Subaru - millenial garbage

>Your Ghost - Wyvern Lit

Wolf - Microstory

You Need To Stop Texting Me - Microstory

AstroTurf - Stymie

Kanye West Triptych - #GOODLitSwerveAutumn

>Dead By Twenty-Five - Flywheel Vol. 2 (as F.D. Pelzer)

Super Fly-Weight - Stymie (as F.D. Pelzer)

Theatre Projects:
The Best Band You've Never Heard Of - New Colony
 - Book by Fred Pelzer, Music by Ben Kaye (In Development)
The Fiend - Tabula Rasa Theatre Company (January 2017)
Mercy - Tabula Rasa Theatre Company (September 2016)
Prank - Tabula Rasa Theatre Company (July 2013)
Dark Matter - Throughline Theatre Company (May 2012)
Random Acts of Violence - Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre (January 2012)
Gallery - Redeye Theatre Festival (September 2011)
Nora the Explora - Redeye Theatre Festival (May 2011)
East Bloc Surf City - Redeye Theatre Festival (October 2008

Cooking the Books - A found-footage horror drama.


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