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Gregory Crafts

"Wonderfully written by Gregory Crafts and skillfully directed by Jacob Smith, Three Can Keep a Secret delivered like only a Theatre Unleashed production can. See this show."

- Indie Voice
Review of Three Can Keep a Secret

"It’s hilarious and fun… classic ‘Fringe’ fare… funny, innovative and a little bit strange and all in a very, very good way.

- NoHoArtsDistrict.com
Review of Three Can Keep a Secret

"There’s some good writing going on at Theatre Unleashed. In their little black box, they’re hiding some jewels."

- The Theatre Ghost

"...a swift, dark comedy of character."

- The Theatre Ghost
Review of Famous Last Words

"[Crafts] plays hilariously with what we know, or think we do, and why we think so."

- The Theatre Ghost
Review of Hang a Lampshade On It

"...[Crafts] reveal[s] a high level of skill – and, in various ways, daring."

- The Theatre Ghost
Review of Stage Fright

"Crafts' tale teaches children to not fear the dark, that girls can do anything boys can do, and that confidence is the key."

- Backstage
Review of Super Sidekick: The Musical

"The book by Gregory Crafts is refreshingly comic, and the witty, well-crafted songs by Michael Gordon Shapiro are surprisingly clever."

- The Columbus Dispatch
Review of Super Sidekick: The Musical

"Gregory Crafts' book is funny and clear, providing a good foundation for Michael Gordon Shapiro's brilliant lyrics, which get more impressive the closer one listens."

- NYTheatre.com
Review of Super Sidekick: The Musical

"At an hour long, Super Sidekick is a quick moving, no-frills adventure kids are sure to enjoy."

- NYTheatre.com
Review of Super Sidekick: The Musical

"When I went, the audience was filled with grown-ups who acted like kids in their total enjoyment of the piece and the actual kids that were there had an even better time!"

- Hi! Drama
Review of Super Sidekick: The Musical

"Not only is the story delightful, but the lyrics are, too!"

- Hi! Drama
Review of Super Sidekick: The Musical

"[Playwright Gregory Crafts] has thrown in surprising details and created authentic characters who give us a fresh twist on teen angst."

- Backstage West
Review of Friends Like These

"Recommended: Crafts does a good job of capturing the nightmare of daily abuse —particularly the vile homophobic slurs that assault Garrett —and offers sympathetic insight into those unpopular teens who are pushed to a murderous breaking point."

- Stage Raw
Review of Friends Like These

"The strength of Friends Like These is Crafts’ ability to capture both the pace and awkwardness of high school…"

- Bitter Lemons
Review of Friends Like These

"The level of emotional intelligence, language and teen experientiality of the material is pretty spot on, thus, important enough to sit through and relevant as all hell."

- Gia on the Move
Review of Friends Like These

"I will be thinking and talking about this show for a long time and sincerely hope it will be produced at schools across the country.”

- Broadway World
Review of Friends Like These

"Powerful performances and a relatable storyline make this a memorable, moving, and above all, must-see show."

- East Village San Diego
Review of Friends Like These

"Wonderfully written, Friends Like These is a must-see play and will put a knot in your stomach by the end.”

- L.A. Theatre Review
Review of Friends Like These

"You will be changed after seeing Friends Like These.”

- Proxart Magazine
Review of Friends Like These

"...a shrewd study of modern adolescence."

- NYTheatre.com
Review of Friends Like These

"A Masterpiece"

- L.A. Examiner
Review of Friends Like These

Gregory Crafts

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, California. He currently resides in North Hollywood, CA with his wife, Jenn, and their three 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 its Managing Director, where he oversees the company’s operations. 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 teamed up to form a live event venue management company. On January 1st, 2017, the pair took control of studio/stage, a unique performance space located in L.A's KoreaTown. Now working under the banner of The StageCrafts, Jenn and Greg are actively seeking new venues to add to their portfolio. Recently, Greg has been named the venue representative to the board of directors of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

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 websites, 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.

Full-Length Plays

Musical

10-Minute Plays

One-Minute Play

Plays in Development

Professionally Published Scripts

Friends Like These

In this honest and poignant look at adolescence, Garret, an outsider, navigates the tumultuous halls of his school with his best friend Diz, a self-proclaimed freak. They escape the day-to-day tortures of high school in a game-world called Haven, where they slay monsters and save maidens. When Garret catches the attention of Nicole, a popular cheerleader with an honest heart, it upsets the status quo. Jealousy and betrayal force Garret to confront past mistakes and question who his real friends are. This gut-wrenching new play unswervingly explores the tragic consequences of bullying that have left us staggering as a nation time and time again.

Format: Full Length
Genre: Drama/Tragedy
Run Time: 90-105 minutes
Cast: 3 Male, 2 Female
www.FriendsLikeThesePlay.com

Super Sidekick: The Musical

Action! Adventure! Romance! Ninja Koalas! There’s all this and more in Super Sidekick, the brand new children’s musical from rising L.A. playwright Gregory Crafts and composer Michael Gordon Shapiro. When famous superhero Blackjack the Bold is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, it’s up to his assistant Inky to step up and save the day! Little does he know that he’ll also have to contend with Ninja Koalas, dark caves, secret weapons, and an abducted princess who’s considerably braver than he is. Colorful characters, witty humor, and an upbeat catchy score make Super Sidekick: The Musical a treat for young audiences, and an engaging project for thespians of all ages.

Format: Full Length 
Genre:
 Children’s Musical Comedy
Run Time: 50 minutes 
Cast:
 3 Male, 1 Female, 2-4 Either.
www.SuperSidekickTheMusical.com

Three Can Keep a Secret

It was supposed to be an easy score. Whack the mark. Stage the scene. Take the money. Retire to Cabo. That’s how it was supposed to go down. But for poor Moose and Sonny, a really bad night is only just beginning…

Three Can Keep A Secret, a new play by Gregory Crafts (Friends Like TheseSuper Sidekick: The Musical) is a darkly funny and slightly twisted interactive crime thriller where YOU, the audience, choose how our story proceeds while our anti-heroes attempt to literally get away with murder. With multiple decision points throughout the story, no two performances will be the same!

Format: Full Length
Genre: Interactive, Dark Comedy, Thriller/Noir
Run Time: 60 minutes
Cast: 3 Male, 2 Female
www.3CanKeepASecret.com

Up All Night: An Anthology of Short Plays

A collection of one-act plays by rising Los Angeles playwright Gregory Crafts. Developed from only a short writing prompt, these plays were written, rehearsed and put up in front of a live audience within in a single 24 hour window.

Liquid Courage: A comedy about looking for love in all the wrong places. (2M, 1F)

Wanna Bet?: It’s Dana’s birthday. Her husband and her best friend have made plans for a wonderful evening. Completely different plans… (1M, 2F)

Cut by Occam’s Razor: Two aliens work to formulate a plan after their ship has crashed in the 1940’s Nevada desert. But they’d better hurry, because here comes the US Army! (2, Non-Gender Specific)

Yellow Means Caution: Max comes home and finds that his wife, Loretta has painted every surface in their apartment bright yellow. Is it a bold style choice, or a sign that there’s something amiss? (1M, 1F)

Paved With Good Intentions: A comical disaster in one act full of geek humor. (2M)

Pink Hat Blues: A quirky comedy about baseball and what it really means to root for the home team. (1M, 1F)

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Famous Last Words

Hang a Lampshade On It

The Boys of Spring and Fall

Just Desserts

Yellow Means Caution

Pink Hat Blues

Operation: Tetherball

Get a Clue

Steven is a Medical Practicioner, Cristina is Attractive, The Belfry Stage

Pin-Up Girls: Scotty’s Last Night

Feng Shui Ninjas

After the Adventure: Logan’s Heroes

Road Trip! Plus, Tattered Capes is coming…

This past weekend, the cast and crew of Ada and the Engine at Theatre Unleashed took a road trip up to San Jose to visit the Computer History Museum! Originally, Heidi, our director, and Tom, our assistant director (also Heidi’s husband) had approached me about the road trip because they’d heard the museum had a replica of Babbage’s Difference Engine.

Be Our Guest at Once Upon a RUSH!

Quick entry this week as I’m late, I’m late for a very important date.Well, not really, but as I talked about last week, I’ve got a lot going on right now. Between Ada and The Engine at Theatre Unleashed, some big developments with StageCrafts, a couple auditions, and… oh dear god, I know I’m forgetting all the things.

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