Director

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.

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

THE BOYS OF SPRING AND FALL

10-Minute Play

As top prospect Luke Summers prepares to make his major league debut, a chance encounter with one of his idols puts his first day in The Show in a sobering perspective.

Short+Sweet Hollywood | Written by Gregory Crafts

THE ANNIVERSARY ISSUE, Ep. 4

Serialized Play

It’s Kevin and Stephanie’s tenth wedding anniversary, so Kevin should be able to take a night off, right? Well, when you moonlight as M-Pulse, the Eminence of Electromagnetism, masked defender of Metro City, a night off isn’t easy to come by. The nefarious super villain MegaHex will certainly see to that. Suddenly M-Pulse must fend off knife-wielding waiters, evade park ninjas, and figure out MegaHex’s evil plot, all without revealing his secret identity to his wife! And little does he know that she’s got a suprise in store for him, too…

Serial Killers at Sacred Fools 2017 Playoffs | Written by Gregory Crafts

TODAY

Short Film

A writer struggles to find inspiration.

Hold for Plane Pictures | Written by Jim Martyka

Gregory Crafts' Education and Training

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies

Focus on Acting and Lighting Design

Emerson College | Class of 2003

A Very DIE HARD Christmas - Fanbase Press

“…director Gregory Crafts skillfully guides this talented troupe through a journey of hilarity, action, and holiday cheer.”

– Fanbase Press
Review of “A Very DIE HARD Christmas”

A Very DIE HARD Christmas - The_Detective

“Every aspect of the show: the wit, songs, satire, improvisation, set use and direction, every single aspect was on point. All building to an ending that felt like Christmas magic was happening on stage.”

– The_Detective
Review of “A Very DIE HARD Christmas”

A Very DIE HARD Christmas - Fanbase Press (2016)

“Under the skillful direction of TU Managing Director Gregory Crafts, the show’s rousing musical numbers and action sequences are a holiday delight, delivering a non-stop thrill ride that rivals the excitement of the original film.”

– Fanbase Press
Review of “A Very DIE HARD Christmas” (2016)

A Very DIE HARD Christmas - StageSceneL.A.

“Under Gregory Crafts’ direction, the cast score laugh after laugh in performances that at times seem almost improvised… Crafts and company’s freewheeling approach suits the material (very SNL meets Mel Brooks).”

– StageSceneL.A.
Review of “A Very DIE HARD Christmas”

A Very DIE HARD Christmas - StageSceneL.A.

“Gregory Crafts once again directs with freewheeling glee…”

– StageSceneL.A.
Review of “A Very DIE HARD Christmas” (2016)

POPE! An Epic Musical - Stage Raw

“Gregory Crafts directs with verve, maintaining a good pace and eliciting fine performances from his troupe and, above all, milking the broad comedy at every turn without going overboard.”

– Stage Raw
Review of “POPE! An Epic Musical”

POPE! An Epic Musical - ReviewPlays.com

“The entire cast plays it for laughs but Director Gregory Crafts manages to keep them from going too much over the top as they romp through this zany aberrance.”

– ReviewPlays.com
Review of “POPE! An Epic Musical”

POPE! An Epic Musical - Stage Struck Review

“…as put together by director Gregory Crafts, this thing is just fast-paced, cleverly designed fun.”

– Stage Struck Review
Review of “POPE! An Epic Musical”

POPE! An Epic Musical - Stage Struck Review 2

“[POPE!] flows with great rapidity, scattering sight gags and ridiculous suppositions with great abandon. It’s an entertainment, through and through…”

– Stage Struck Review
Review of “POPE! An Epic Musical”

POPE! An Epic Musical - StageSceneL.A.

“Under Gregory Crafts’ direction, the cast score laugh after laugh in performances that at times seem almost improvised… Crafts and company’s freewheeling approach suits the material (very SNL meets Mel Brooks).”

– StageSceneL.A.
Review of “A Very DIE HARD Christmas”

The Unserious Chekhov - L.A. Weekly

Dirty Tragedians and Leprous Playwrights, directed by Gregory Crafts [is] staged with an overabundance of theatrical shenanigans, tumbledown props and costumes, it’s oddly charming, mainly because of the cast’s wild antics.”

– L.A. Weekly
Review of “The Unserious Chekhov”

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