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.

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