TNC’s New City, New Blood Reading Series: BAD GIRLS RUST BELT

By Peter Welch
Directed by Peter Welch
February 17 – February 17
Monday, 7PM


Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director presents

Monday, February 17th, 7pm

$5 suggested


This reading is directed by Peter Welch 

BAD GIRLS RUST BELT is a dark comedy about two Akron, Ohio based stick up gals whose criminal and sexual partnership has come to an end despite the fact that neither has figured out how to survive moving forward.  It’s also about the ghost of a former, abusive boyfriend who claims to hold no grudges even though the two women shot his head off at point plank range.  In this context the play humorously explores the stark choices faced by those who contemporary society has left behind, not to mention a slice of the country that will likely decide national elections for years to come. 

Peter Welch is a New York City based multidisciplinary artist with significant professional credits as an actor, playwright, filmmaker and fine art photographer.  To date he has had four full length plays produced in New York- Two Alone/Too Together, Autumn Stage, Don’t Tell Mother and Thelonious as well as a dozen short plays. He is currently working on two new full length plays- Larry & Lucy & Bad Girls Rust Belt. In addition to playwriting Peter has also acted in dozens of plays, films and television shows including leading roles on A&E’s critically acclaimed Fugitive Chronicles and the Cannes Film Festival award winning short A Bike Ride. Currently Peter is developing The House Arrest Rooneys- a new sitcom for network television featuring talk show legend Jerry Springer, three time TONY winner John Cullum and international drag icon & Drama Desk winning playwright Charles Busch.  Examples of his fine art photography can be seen on his new website  You can also now watch his internationally released feature length film Three Long Years on line for free, which was posted on YouTube  after playing on several VOD platforms: THREE LONG YEARS (full movie) – a film by Peter Welch.