Lighting Designer
Gregory Crafts

“…truly impressive and subtle…”
– Gia On The Move

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 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 the company’s 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 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 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.

A list of Gregory Crafts' recent lighting design credits for the stage

Lighting & Sound Design, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE


Angela Nichols | Directed by Mark Kemble




Wortheners | Directed by Kena Worthen


Lighting Design, ALADDIN Jr.

Gray Studios

Gray Studios | Directed by Kim Whalen



Urban Theatre Movement | Directed by Paul Tully


Lighting Design, WITH MY EYES SHUT

Winner – The Fringe Award for Dance & Physical Theatre

Cruthaigh Productions | Directed by Tara Donovan



Winner – The Fringe Award for Comedy

Theatre Unleashed | Directed by Gregory Crafts


Gregory Crafts' Education and Training

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies

Focus on Acting and Lighting Design

Emerson College | Class of 2003

With My Eyes Shut - Gia On the Move

“…a truly impressive and subtle lighting design by Gregory Crafts, make[s] With My Eyes Shut a moving and powerful show.

– Gia On the Move
Review of “With My Eyes Shut”

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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