Gregory Crafts (he/him)
Actor, Playwright, Producer
Gregory Crafts is a multi-hyphenate creative artist residing in the Arts District of North Hollywood, California with his beloved wife, Jenn, and their cats. Besides writing, his interests include acting, directing, going to the theatre, reading, playing video games, designing web sites, participating in 5k mud runs, reading comic books and practicing martial arts.
Greg is a founding member of Theatre Unleashed and is proud to serve as its Executive Director. He is also a card-carrying member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity and the Dramatists Guild of America, a Board member of the Theatre Producers of Southern California, a Board member of Flat Tire Theatre Company, and a lifetime member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.
Most recently, Greg and Jenn manage studio/stage, an iconic Fringe venue located on Western Avenue, under the banner of their company, The StageCrafts, For more information about that, check out TheStageCrafts.com. Greg has also served on the Board of Directors for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
His first two plays, Super Sidekick: The Musical (Official Selection – Best of Hollywood Fringe 2011), and Friends Like These (Winner – The ENCORE! Producers Award 2014, Nominee – Top of the Fringe 2014, Nominee – Fringe Ensemble Theatre Award 2014) have gone on to publication after continuing their development at the Hollywood Fringe.
His third play, Three Can Keep a Secret, was a smash hit at the 2017 Fringe. Called "…Boondock Saints meets Napoleon Dynamite,” the script was named a finalist for the prestigious Inkwell Theatre Playwright’s Promise Award.
In 2018, Greg directed the Fringe Award Winner for Best in Comedy, A Very DIE HARD Christmas. In 2019, he premiered, Tattered Capes, a relationship drama set in a super-powered Marvel-like universe. The show would go on to win Best in Dance & Physical Theatre that year.
In 2021, Theatre Unleashed produced Greg’s newest play, (It’s Been Seventy-Six Years and We’re) Still Waiting for Lefty, which garnered a whopping seven award nominations (including Top of the Fringe) and four wins (including The Fringe First Award and Best in Drama), plus Greg’s favorite criticism of his writing to date: “…this effort should have begun and ended as a writer’s exercise,” courtesy of Ernest Kerney from TheTVolution.
In 2022, Greg contributed two one-minute plays to Theatre Unleashed’s Fringe production, 25 Plays Per Hour, which won the Fringe Award for Cabaret and Variety.
Greg likes to spend what little free time he has moonlighting as a professional Dungeon Master, running Dungeons & Dragons campaigns for hire. He also nurses an unhealthy obsession with the Boston Red Sox.
For more information, Greg recommends checking out his website, www.GregoryCrafts.com.