Presenter Profile

Stephen Gregg

Guest Artist, Guest Playwright

Stephen Gregg’s play, This is a Test, helped define a genre of large-cast one-acts when it appeared in 1988.  Since then, he’s published over twenty plays for schools to perform, including Small Actors, One Lane Bridge, The New Margo, S.P.A.R., Twitch, Wake-Up Call, Sex Lives of Superheroes and Crush, which was produced on the mainstage of the International Thespian Festival in 2016. His new one-act is called Why We Like Love Stories.

He’s been the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwright’s Center of Minneapolis; the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award for best ten-minute play (A Private Moment) and the International Thespian Society’s Founders’ Award for Service to youth and theatre. Crush was developed during a residency at the William Inge Center for the Arts.

Gregg teaches himself to write plays, one tweet at a time, at @playwrightnow. 

Stephen's Workshops

    Playwriting, the Types of Scenes

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , , /

    PLAYWRITING. We’re going to learn the two main types of scenes and the two most important words in playwriting, which are ... well, you’ll just have to show up to find out. We’ll touch on plot and character. We’re going to move fast. Caffeinate.

    The Real Story – the plot

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , , /

    THE REAL STORY. Story is the key element of plays, TV and movies. It’s what audiences crave. But crafting a plot is neither easy nor intuitive. The good news is that, like most skills, it can be learned. We’ll do exercises, break down plot types and build stories together.