Lighting Designer

Gregory Crafts

"Gregory Crafts' lighting established time and place well."

– Daniel P. Faigin, Observations Along the Road
Review of Ada and the Engine

"Eerie red illumination and strobe lights... during the chaos that ensues... It is cathartic in a grim way."

– Steve Biodrowski,
Review of Carrie: The Musical Horror

"...great use of special effects and lighting..."

– Mike Reyes,
Review of Carrie: The Musical Horror

"Gregory Crafts lights the production with flair."

– Steven Stanley, StageSceneL.A.
Review of It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play

"...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

"...some stuttering lighting effects near the conclusion may not sound like much on paper, but they thrill on stage because they release the tension so carefully built up by what preceded."

Review of The Woman in Black

"...good lighting is by Gregory Crafts..."

– Gray Palmer
Stage Raw on The Woman in Black

"Crafts' lighting is first-rate, as well."

- StageSceneL.A.
Review of A Very DIE HARD Christmas

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

- The Theatre Ghost
Review of Stage Fright

"Gregory Crafts' lighting is swift, precise."

- The Theatre Ghost
Review of Only the Moon Howls

"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

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

- The Los Angeles Post
Review of Boy Gets Girl

"Gregory Crafts' lighting design and Aaron Lyons’ sound design both do the trick."

- StageSceneL.A.
Review of CAKE

"Gregory Crafts' lighting leads us unobtrusively from mood to mood, world to world."

- The Theatre Ghost
Review of Ligature Marks

"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

"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

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.

With My Eyes Shut, studio/stage

Current Projects

Hollywood Fringe Festival Productions (June 13-30, 2019)

Ada and the Engine, studio/stage

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, The Belfry Stage

The Yellow Wallpaper, studio/stage

The Beauty Queen of Leenane, studio/stage

Met Again, studio/stage

Love After Death, studio/stage

The Women of Lockerbie, studio/stage

A Very DIE HARD Christmas, studio/stage

The Devil’s Bride, The Belfry Stage

Nothing Bad: A Werewolf Rock Musical, studio/stage

Camp Ragnarok, The Belfry Stage

The Woman in Black, The Belfry Stage

The Spidey Project, studio/stage

Urban Unrest: American Asylum, studio/stage

Ligature Marks, The Belfry Stage

POPE! An Epic Musical, The Belfry Stage

Passages: The Classics Remixed, The Belfry Stage

Only The Moon Howls, The Belfry Stage