Lighting Designer

Gregory Crafts

“Crafts’ lighting is first-rate…”
– StageSceneL.A.

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 lighting design credits for the stage

Lighting Design, THE WOMAN IN BLACK

The Belfry Stage

Theatre Unleashed | Directed by Jacob Smith

 

Lighting Design, CAMP RAGNAROK, Ep. 1-6

The Belfry Stage

Theatre Unleashed | Directed by Carey Matthews

 

Lighting Design, TALES FROM TOMORROW

studio/stage

Force of Nature Productions | Produced by Sebastian Munoz

 

Lighting Design, THE SPIDEY PROJECT

studio/stage 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival

Theatre Unleashed | Directed by Justin Moran

 

Lighting Design, THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET

studio/stage 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival

Theatre Unleashed | Directed by Jacob Smith

 

Lighting Design, NOTHING BAD: A WEREWOLF ROCK MUSICAL

studio/stage 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival

TheyPlayed Productions | Directed by Erik Blair

Lighting Design, DADDY WALKS LIKE A SLUT

studio/stage 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival

happy/sad artist collective | Brittany Stahl

 

Lighting Design, THE TEMPEST

studio/stage 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival
Say Yes! Collective | Directed by Shashona Brooks

Gregory Crafts' Education and Training

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies

Focus on Acting and Lighting Design

Emerson College | Class of 2003

RECOMMENDED

“At North Hollywood’s Belfry Stage, only a tenth of the size of The Fortune off Drury Lane, we have a good example of close-up, theatrical sleight-of-hand. A very small space can become a breach in the world.”

– Gray Palmer, Stage Raw

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The Woman in Black at Theatre Unleashed is Stage Raw Recommended!

“At North Hollywood’s Belfry Stage, only a tenth of the size of The Fortune off Drury Lane, we have a good example of close-up, theatrical sleight-of-hand. A very small space can become a breach in the world.”

New Eyes, Rave Reviews, and a Scenie!

Last week, I got to check the box for a major Bucket List item: I got LASIK surgery. That’s right! No more glasses for me! This is something I’ve wanted to do since I moved to Los Angeles in 2003, and last week, the stars aligned and I finally made it happen. I’d been in glasses since… jeez. Fourth grade? Fifth? My memory is blurry on the exact timing, but yeah, I’ve had glasses for the vast majority of my life. I could only imagine what life would be like without them. Now, I know and I couldn’t be happier.

A Very DIE HARD Christmas - StageSceneL.A.

“Crafts’ lighting is first-rate, as well.”

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

Stage Fright - Theatre Ghost

“Crafts shines (pardon the pun) as creator of a shadowy, shifting noir light design.”

– The Theatre Ghost
Review of “Stage Fright”

Only the Moon Howls - The Theatre Ghost

“Gregory Crafts’ lighting is swift, precise.”

– The Theatre Ghost
Review of “Only the Moon Howls”

Boy Gets Girl - The Los Angeles Post

“Gregory Crafts’ lighting design make[s] major contributions to the production.”

– The Los Angeles Post
Review of “Boy Gets Girl”

Only the Moon Howls - Stepy Kamei

“There is one fantastic lighting element near the end of the show that gave me the kind of goosebumps you’re only supposed to have when you find out the call is coming from inside the house. Great work by Gregory Crafts there.”

– Stepy Kamei, Lighting Designer
Review of “Only the Moon Howls”

Cake - StageSceneLA

“Gregory Crafts’ lighting design and Aaron Lyons’ sound design both do the trick.”

 

– StageSceneL.A.
Review of “Cake”

Ligature Marks - StageSceneLA

“Gregory Crafts’ lighting leads us unobtrusively from mood to mood, world to world.”

– Theatre Ghost
Review of “Ligature Marks”

Ligature Marks - StageSceneLA

“Crafts’ lighting design starts out basic lights up-lights down on Smith’s white-walled set, then does exciting, dramatic things to match Ligature Marks’ exciting, dramatic second half.”

 

– StageSceneL.A.
Review of “Ligature Marks”

Friends Like These - San Diego Story

“Considering the limitations of the space, Gregory Crafts’ lighting proved surprisingly effective.”

– San Diego Story
Review of “Friends Like These” at the 2014 San Diego International Fringe Festival

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