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Gregory Crafts

“Crafts is always stellar, both on stage and in the director’s chair.”
– Fanbase Press

About Gregory

Gregory Crafts is an award-winning multi-hyphenate creative artist, with more than twenty-five years of experience as an actor, playwright, director, designer, and theatrical producer under his belt. After graduating from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Studies in 2003, Greg migrated to Los Angeles. He currently resides in North Hollywood, CA with his wife, Jenn, and their two cats.

In 2008, Greg co-founded Theatre Unleashed, a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre company located in North Hollywood, CA, and currently serves as both the company's Managing Director and Board Chair. In these positions, he oversees the company’s operations, maintains their books, and manages their venue, The Belfry Stage. Greg is also a member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors' Equity, the Dramatists Guild, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, an Ovation Voter, and a founding board member of the Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles.

In 2016, Greg and his wife Jenn formed StageCrafts L.L.C., a live event venue management company. On January 1st, 2017, the pair took control of studio/stage, a unique performance space located in Koreatown.

With what little free time he has, Greg enjoys supporting local theatre, reading historical fiction, shotgunning sci-fi shows on Netflix, playing video games, designing web sites, participating in 5k mud runs, collecting comic books, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and practicing martial arts. He also nurses an unhealthy obsession with the Boston Red Sox.

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Athletic

Archery, Baseball, Billiards, Running, Shooting, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do (WTF-Certified 1st Dan Black Belt), Weight Lifting

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Performance

Firearms, Hosting, Improv, Licensed Driver, Stage Combat, Teleprompter, Voiceover (Animation & Commercial)

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Eagle Scout, Sci-Fi/Video Gaming Geek, Role Player/LARPer, Champion Chess Player. Can change pants while driving. Can swordfight left-handed.

A list of Gregory Crafts' recent acting credits for the stage and screen

Tiny the Barbarian, THE GAUNTLET

Twitch Livestream

"Paizo Pathfinder meets American Gladiator"
The Gauntlet features a weekly rotating guest list.  Who will show up this week, survive the dungeons, and take home the gold?.

HyperRPG | Produced by Geek & Sundry

Stroking Socks, A GLORY SEWN

Short Film

A pair of mismatched socks leave their disheveled owner in search of a more meaningful life and discover the beauty and horror of the outside world.

Dixon2 Productions | Directed by Travis Dixon

Lennie Small, OF MICE AND MEN

Dramatic Play
Winner - Best Actor in a Play, 2017 Valley Theatre Awards
"Crafts... maneuvers with genuine unpremediated emotional resonance." - Gia On the Move

John Steinbeck’s immortal tale of two migrant field workers looking for work on the California coast during the Great Depression—the intelligent but frustrated George, and Lennie, a sweet, strong man with a mental disability and a knack for getting into trouble. As they continue to chase the classic American Dream of settling down on their own piece of land, the unlikely pair soon comes across other characters who share in their desperate search for companionship and something greater out of life.

Theatre Unleashed | Directed by Aaron Lyons

The Lab Tech, LAMPLIGHT RADIO EP. 3 - "There Comes a Time"

Dramatic Podcast

A soldier is sent 100 years into the future and discovers things aren’t what they expect. Based on the story by J.J. Green from Volume 3 Issue 2 of LampLight Magazine. Listen to the episode.

LampLight Radio Theatre | Directed by Andrew Wardlaw

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies

Focus on Acting and Lighting Design

Emerson College | Class of 2003

Training

  • On-Camera Commercial Technique Judy Kain
  • Write Act Stage Combat & Sword Fighting Workshop Sean Fitzgerald
  • Write Act Improv Workshop Darren Yalaki
  • Commercial Casting Workshop Sheila Manning
  • Voice Over (Commercial & Animation) The VO Connection
  • Improv & Sketch Comedy The Berubians
  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. Master Classes Jay O. Sanders, Sam Weisman, Steve Mailer, Baron Kelly, Bob Walsh
  • Audition & Monologue Technique Dossy Peabody
  • The Business of Acting Brad Lemack
  • Viewpoints Richard Gillman
  • Performance for Television Rex Trailer
  • Meisner Technique Patricia Riggin
  • Scene Study Kathleen Donohue
  • Movement & Improvisation Sarah Hickler
  • Voice and Text (Linklater Technique) Antonio O. Guzman

The Future of FringeNYC! Part 1 (video turns right-ways before announcement!)

Posted by FringeNYC - The New York International Fringe Festival on Sunday, August 20, 2017

FringeNYC makes an exciting announcement about their future

Seven years ago, I brought my play Friends Like These to FringeNYC, the New York International Fringe Festival. In 2012, Theatre Unleashed co-produced my second play, Super Sidekick: The Musical with...

Gregory Crafts was the only stand-out (except for the extra-campy Richard Epcar) as his performance was solid and his character actually seemed to have an arc to it.

– Douglas Davidson
Film Critic
Review of Altered Spirits

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Elements of Madness reviews “Altered Spirits”

Gregory Crafts was the only stand-out (except for the extra-campy Richard Epcar) as his performance was solid and his character actually seemed to have an arc to it. – Douglas Davidson, Film Critic

Altered Spirits - Elements of Madness

"Gregory Crafts was the only stand-out (except for the extra-campy Richard Epcar) as his performance was solid and his character actually seemed to have an arc to it."

– Douglas Davidson, Elements of Madness
Review of Altered Spirits

Of Mice and Men - StageSceneLA

"WOW! Spencer Cantrell and Gregory Crafts give riveting performances..."

- StageSceneL.A.
Review of "Of Mice and Men"

Of Mice and Men - StageSceneLA 2

"...Lennie, a role that an equally splendid Crafts invests with such genuine purity and goodness of spirit that George’s decision to stick by him makes perfect if perhaps misguided sense."

- StageSceneL.A.
Review of "Of Mice and Men"

Of Mice and Men - The Los Angeles Post

"...as Lennie – a difficult role, as it’s easy to play it as cliché or caricature – Mr. Crafts expertly conveys the man’s innate dignity and goodness, his simple delight in dreams of having rabbits to pet, and, ultimately, his sorrow and recognition that his 'bad things' have bollixed everything up."

- The Los Angeles Post
Review of "Of Mice and Men"

Of Mice and Men - Fanbase Press

"Crafts is always stellar, both on stage and in the directorial chair."

- Fanbase Press
Review of "Of Mice and Men"

Of Mice and Men - Fanbase Press 2

"Cantrell and Crafts deliver powerhouse performances. The duo's chemistry was truly infectious and heartwarming."

- Fanbase Press
Review of "Of Mice and Men"

Of Mice and Men - The Geek Authority

"Crafts gives a subtle but provocative performance."

- The Geek Authority
Review of "Of Mice and Men"

Of Mice and Men - The Geek Authority 2

"Having seen this role played many times, [Crafts]' is one of my favorite takes..."

- The Geek Authority
Review of "Of Mice and Men"

Of Mice and Men - Gia on the Move

"Crafts has the most difficult role to play, but navigates it with genuine unpremeditated emotional resonance."

- Gia on the Move
Review of "Of Mice and Men"

Of Mice and Men - Gia on the Move 2

"Both Cantrell and Crafts do well together independently on stage and as part of the ensemble cast."

- Gia on the Move
Review of "Of Mice and Men"

Sleeping Around - Geek Authority

"[Crafts'] chemistry is abundant..."

- The Geek Authority
Review of "Sleeping Around"

Sleeping Around - Stage Raw

"Recommended: Martyka and Bell’s sequence is particularly powerful – and so is the nicely pitched emotional scene between Cire and [Gregory] Crafts."

- Stage Raw
Review of "Sleeping Around"

Sleeping Around - Jim Hanna

"Superstar Greg Crafts, for instance kills with comedy in one scene then kills with heartbreak in the next."

- Actor Jim Hanna
Review of "Sleeping Around"

Sleeping Around - Aaron Kozak

"Highlight performance was Eric Cire, and the work between him and his scene partner Gregory Crafts elegantly navigated the line between in your face and underplayed."

- Playwright Aaron Kozak
Review of "Sleeping Around"

Round Rock - L.A. Theatre Examiner

"Gregory Crafts excelled as Seaborn Barnes."

- L.A. Theatre Examiner
Review of "Round Rock"

Round Rock - ReviewPlays.com

"[Crafts] is believable and authentic, taking the audience back over 100 years to a time and a place one only reads about but can no longer visit."

- ReviewPlays.com
Review of "Round Rock"

The Spidey Project - EyeSpyLA

"Gregory Crafts as Dr. Spiddermin is terrifically wacky."

- EyeSpyLA
Review of "The Spidey Project"

The Spidey Project - Musicals in L.A.

"[Crafts gives] a mad scientist cameo to remember."

- Musicals In L.A.
Review of "The Spidey Project"

The Birthday Boys - NoHoArtsDistrtict.com

"The three Marines, Privates Chester Gullette (Gregory Crafts), Lance Tyler (Sean Fitzgerald) and Colin Carney (Jim Martyka) deserve a standing ovation after every performance."

- NoHoArtsDistrict.com
Review of "The Birthday Boys"

The Birthday Boys - StageHappenings.com

"Good ole boy, Chester, tenderly revealed by Gregory Crafts is stalwart and calm under pressure as he keeps Lance and Colin from killing each other before their enemies do."

- StageHappenings.com
Review of "The Birthday Boys"

The Birthday Boys - L.A. Splash

"Gregory Crafts, Sean Fitzgerald and Jim Martyka sustain an impressive level of tension through the better part of the show, with half-relationships that quickly coalesce into a brotherhood in the face of imminent peril."

- L.A. Splash
Review of "The Birthday Boys"

The Birthday Boys - L.A. Weekly

"GO: Crafts, as the most mature and levelheaded of the men, pleasantly subverts the stereotypical Marine."

- L.A. Weekly
Review of "The Birthday Boys"

The Unserious Chekhov - The L.A. Times

"[Crafts] plays The Bear with the maximum of bluster and posturing."

- L.A. Times
Review of "The Unserious Chekhov"

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