Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Stephen Gregg

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Venice, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Stephen Gregg’s play, This is a Test, helped define a genre of one-acts when it appeared in 1988, and it continues to be one of the most-produced one-acts in the country. Since then, he has published more than 20 plays for secondary schools to perform, including Small Actors, One Lane Bridge, The New Margo, S.P.A.R., Twitch, Wake-Up Call.

His full-length play Crush was the first new play ever to appear on the mainstage of International Thespian Festival (in 2016) and his play Trap was the second: it was the closing night play for Festival 2018. At MacDowell, he focused on another full-length play called Ghost Light, as well as on a high school one-act called Carina Comes Out.

Awards include: Inge Fellowship, Educational Theatre Association’s Founders Award for Service to Youth and Theatre, and Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award for Best 10-minute Play (A Private Moment, co-winner with Lynn Nottage)

Gregg teaches himself to write plays, one tweet at a time. Follow him on Twitter @playwrightnow. Read his blog at playwrightnow.com



Stephen Gregg worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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