Gregory is a MacDowell Fellow and the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship and a McKnight Fellowship. He is the recipient of the Reva Shiner Comedy Prize and an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. He’s an Affiliated Artist with Clubbed Thumb, and he has served as a mentor for Clubbed Thumb’s early career playwrights’ group, Columbia University’s MFA in Playwriting Program, and through the Playwrights’ Center. His work is published by Overlook Press, Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing Company, Playscripts and in the journals Play: A Journal of Plays and n+1.
He is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and Head of the MFA Dramatic Writing Program.
Recent productions include the World Premiere of Indian Summer at Playwrights Horizons, NYC (Critics’ Pick, Time Out New York, The 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award); the UK Premiere of punkplay at The Southwark Theatre; House of Gold at La Comédie Française, Paris (Winner, Prix du Public), and at EST-LA, Los Angeles (LA Times and LA Weekly Critics’ Pick) and at Square Product Theater, Boulder CO.; “I Promised Myself to Live Faster”: A Queer Space Opera in the Decadent Style, with Pig Iron Theater Company, Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville; Reunion at South Coast Rep, Costa Mesa, CA (Best New Play of 2014, OC Weekly and StageSourceLA); La Brea, Clubbed Thumb, NYC.
He is currently at work on a commission for Woolly Mammoth and, for La Jolla Playhouse, The Untitled Hunter S. Thompson Musical, with composer Joe Iconis and director Chris Ashley.
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