Whew! How has it been almost two months since I last updated this blog? Yikes. Honestly, I feel lately like I’ve barely had a minute to breath because there’s just been so much going on. Here’s a quick update on all things acting, writing, directing, designing, and producing. Plus some fun stuff.
Do you ever wonder how a new play is developed? Well, for about a year now, I’ve been working on a new script called The Anniversary Issue. Just before Christmas last year, I finished the first full draft, and on Saturday, January 13th, Jenn and I gathered a cast of Theatre Unleashed members for a workshop reading at studio/stage! And, of course, we vlogged about it.
Late last year, I decided it was time for me to get back into the Acting game. Professionally speaking, at least. I’d put things on hold in 2009 because of a variety of reasons (which I’m sure I’ll write about in another post at some point), knowing I’d get back to pursuing my dreams “someday.” Y’know, when the conditions are perfect and the stars are aligned, yadda yadda yadda, et cetera and so forth, ad infinitum.
Kicking off 2018 with a bang, I've got two big events coming up in the next week and a half! First off, Theatre Unleashed is holding a huge yard sale of costumes, props, and other equipment. Second, I'm hosting a staged reading workshop of my new play, The Anniversary...
“…director Gregory Crafts gets high energy and big laughs at every turn.”
– Edge Media Network on A Very DIE HARD Christmas
“…it is a world about as sweet and hope-filled as the real world can ever be, which when you think about it is rather better than we often believe.”
– Night-Tinted Glasses on It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play
“This adaptation… offers enchantment… plus a sweet nostalgic trip back to long-ago days when all that was needed for family entertainment were sound effects, voices and a decent radio.”
– Stage Raw on It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play at Theatre Unleashed
It's the end of the year. Time to assess how we did in 2017, and resolve to accomplish even more in the upcoming year. Looking back, it's been a heck of a year, for Theatre Unleashed, StageCrafts, acting, playwriting... It'll be tough to top. But a good friend of mine...
This week, we shot so much footage, we had to split the episode into two parts! In part 2, Greg hauls some tables up to Theatre Unleashed in North Hollywood for their first-ever Holiday Craft Faire and Bake-Off, where Jenn is exhibiting some of her custom hand-made geek jewelry.
I did double-duty on Theatre Unleashed’s Holiday Repertory this year, lighting both A Very Die Hard Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play.
creative multi-hyphenateAn 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, Greg graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Studies in 2003. Soon after, Greg migrated to Los Angeles seeking adventure in the entertainment industry. He currently resides in North Hollywood, CA with his wife, Jenn, and their two cats.