Actor • Playwright • Designer • Producer • Director • Game Master
Last week, I had the pleasure of being a guest on James Elden’s Playwright’s Spotlight, a theatre podcast about playwriting. His show usually runs a solid hour to ninety minutes, and it’s a “writers on writing” podcast. However, we did a full two hours!
“What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong here. I don’t belong here.”
It’s been a bit since I’ve talked about career stuff on here. I’ve been hard at work submitting, connecting with casting folks, and developing my own material.
I didn’t do a new year’s post this year. Or late last year.
In the past, I’ve done long-winded year-end wrap-ups and retrospectives where I assess the prior 365.25 days and declare my intention to make the next 365.25 days different.
A couple months ago, my buddy Graydon called me up and asked “you want to be on a game show?” Of course, when someone asks you if you want to be on a game show, you say yes.
Such a strong, attention-grabbing title, isn’t it? 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Now that’s ‘You Must Hear.” Not “should” hear. Not “may want to” hear. Must hear. I have to admit, I’m intrigued.
Speaking of updated content and new looks, I’m experimenting with a new layout for my personal site! Something a little artsier. A little experimental.
“Gregory Crafts is always stellar, both on stage and in the directorial chair.”
Gregory Crafts is an award-winning and critically acclaimed multi-hyphenate creative artist, with more than thirty years of industry experience as an actor, playwright, director, designer, and producer.
After graduating from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Studies in 2003, Greg migrated to Los Angeles, California, where he currently plies a multitude of trades that allow him to flex his creative muscles. He resides in North Hollywood, CA with his wife, Jenn, and their cats.
In 2008, Greg co-founded Theatre Unleashed, a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre ensemble based in Hollywood, CA, and he proudly serves as the company’s Executive Director.
Greg is also a member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity, the Dramatists Guild, a Lifetime Member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, and a founding board member of the Theatre Producers of Southern California. He has also previously served as a board member of the Hollywood Fringe Festival and Flat Tire Theatre Company.
In late 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 40-seat performance space located in L.A’s Koreatown. Now working under the banner of The StageCrafts, Jenn and Greg are always seeking new venues to add to their portfolio.
With what little free time he has, Greg enjoys supporting local theatre, reading banned books, making “to do” lists, shotgunning Star Trek reruns, memorizing Epic Rap Battles of History lyrics, fine-tuning his websites, torturing himself through 5k mud runs, livestreaming his Dungeons & Dragons sessions, and practicing Tae Kwon Do. He also nurses an unhealthy obsession with the Boston Red Sox.
- Creative Multi-Hyphenate
- Theatre Maker
- Coffee lover
- Cat Dad
- Professional Dungeon Master (yeah, that's a thing!)
- Emerson Mafioso
- Gonna be on your favorite TV show one day
- Let's Go Red Sox!