Maurice “Pops” Peterson

Peterson began his artistic pursuits as a painting major at the High School of Music and Art, with further studies at Pratt Institute and Columbia University.

For many years, Peterson wrote for such publications as Andy Warhol’s Interview, Essence Magazine, the Village Voice, and New York Times.

He also wrote stage plays as well as TV scripts and screenplays, including the 1982 film, “Homework,” starring Joan Collins, and created the world’s first telephone soap opera, “Dial-A-Soap!” with Jon Rupp.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightHot Dishes! (A Black Retrospective 1) 1978-79 Season