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Time to get My FREAK on!

Time to get My FREAK on!
Tonight's the opening night party of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival, which means at one point tonight, I'm going to slip away into a back room, shed my normal clothes and don the purple spandex suit and pyramid-shaped helmet of the Purple Freak; one of the official Hollywood Fringe mascots. This is so much fun. The Hollywood Fringe Op...
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Playwrights, why DIY can be the best waY | Stage Rights Blog

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Playwrights, why DIY can be the best waY | Stage Rights Blog

I wrote a guest entry for the Stage Writes Blog on how, as a playwright, if you want to get your work seen, sometimes you need to Do It Yourself. Click the grey link above to check it out!

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"Three Can Keep a Secret" Part Four

"Three Can Keep a Secret" Part Four
It was the perfect crime. Until it wasn't. "Three Can Keep A Secret" A serialized play by Gregory Crafts​. Part 4Produced by Theatre Unleashed​ as a part of Play/Time: Serial Edition at Theatre Unleashed​ Directed by Kurt Koehler​ Featuring Seth Thygsen as Mason Michael Lutheran​ as Sonny Kurt Koehler​ as Moose Liesl Jackson​ as Denise Cyanne McCla...
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Broken Spirits 2016 HD Trailer

Broken Spirits 2016 HD Trailer
​The newest trailer for the feature film, Broken Spirits. Starring Cristina Vee, Richard Epcar, Spike Spencer, Vic Mignogna and Stephen Weese. Sci-fi action about four young people that go to a sweat lodge only to end up fighting evil spirits from another dimension.
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6 Ways to Be An Awesome Fringe Patron

6 Ways to Be An Awesome Fringe Patron
Last night, Theatre Unleashed previewed its 100th production, A Feast of Snacks, to a sold-out Fringe house at The Lounge on Santa Monica. It was a pretty awesome experience - high energy, lots of laughs, and smiles abound. We premiered a brand new mini-musical, The Escape Artist, as a part of the lineup, and it killed. This was the kind of night I...
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The story behind Super Sidekick at Festival of New American Musicals | Steve Julian

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Every once in a while, I Google my plays to see if anyone has recently said anything about them. Today, I turned up an interview conducted by my friend Steve Julian, who recently lost his battle with cancer. I attended Steve's memorial service this past Saturday. I'd forgotten all about this, but I'm glad his site is still up and that I get to share it with you. This interview is just one of the many examples of how Steve showed his constant and unwavering support of the L.A. theatre scene. Give it a click and check it out.

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Happy Fringe, everyone!

Happy Fringe, everyone!
​It's 96 minutes until the first Thursday of June. Do you know what that means? It's time to FRINGE.Yesterday, I wrote in a guest blog for Stage Rights (which should be published tomorrow) that FRINGE is both a noun and a verb. It is a magical state of being akin to Nirvana for theatre people. And it is going to take over my life for the ...
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It's just me and my mind.

It's just me and my mind.
"The reason I like staying up so late so much is because between the hours of 1am to 5am, the world is quiet and nobody expects anything from me. I could stare at my wall for 4 hours and there would be no consequences. It's so silent and calm. I love it." via 9gag.com
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A Feast of Snacks is headed for the Fringe!

A Feast of Snacks is headed for the Fringe!
​After closing incredibly successful runs of The Devil's Bride and Play/Time: Serial Edition, what are we producing next at Theatre Unleashed? Well, last year, we had the privilege to mount a late-night production of my dear friend and collaborator Mike Shapiro's collection of mini-musicals titled A Feast of Snacks. The late-night run was so p...
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"Clyde Hates Bonnie," a joe wilson joint

"Clyde Hates Bonnie," a joe wilson joint
One day in 2013, I get a random text message from my friend Julia. "Hey, do you want to be in my movie?" Um, with you? Yes. Absolutely. You don't even have to tell me what it's about. I'm in. Then I saw the script. Boy, did I make the right call.On this project, I got to work with the incredibly talented and clever writer/director&nb...
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"Three Can Keep a Secret" Part Three

"Three Can Keep a Secret" Part Three
It was the perfect crime. Until it wasn't. "Three Can Keep A Secret" A serialized play by Gregory Crafts​. Part 3 Produced by Theatre Unleashed​ as a part of Play/Time: Serial Edition at Theatre Unleashed​ Directed by Kurt Koehler​ Featuring Seth Thygsen as Mason Michael Lutheran​ as Sonny Kurt Koehler​ as Moose Liesl Jacks...
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"Broken Spirits" is happening!

"Broken Spirits" is happening!
Broken Spirits is a Sci-Fi/Action thriller that I acted in back in 2011. (Don't let the poster fool you - I'm actually in the movie. I promise!) It is the brainchild and passion project of my friend Steve "Racer" Weese, and when I say "passion project," I mean the man sold his car - a sweet, tricked-out Ford Mustang - to help finance...
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Steve Jobs: The Missing Footage

Steve Jobs: The Missing Footage
A little #ThrowbackThursday action: my turn as Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs: The Missing Footage by Drinks Provided Comedy. Such a pleasure to work with the incredibly talented Josh Lanzet and Lindy VoeltnerThe "Steve Jobs" film covered the release of the Macintosh, the NeXT computer, and the iMac. Here's the missing footage from the film: the ...
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"What am I doing with my life? What is my legacy?"

"What am I doing with my life? What is my legacy?"

Warning: This post has zero chill.

I'll be honest: Lin-Manuel Miranda was barely a blip on my radar before Hamilton blew up. I didn't know much about In the Heights, other than that it had been a hit in the late aughts. I've never seen it (although now it's certainly on my list). But hearing him speak now, as Time Magazine names him one of their Top 100 Most Influential People of 2015, strikes a chord deep within me. In the interview, he holds himself up to the lofty standard of accomplishments set by the subject of his latest project, the Ten Dollar Founding Father Without A Father.

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Greg on the Theatre Unleashed Podcast, Ep. 16

Greg on the Theatre Unleashed Podcast, Ep. 16
Last week I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Theatre Unleashed podcast with some of my fellow writers from Play/Time: Serial Edition, where we discussed the development process behind each of our serialized stories. I had a blast chatting with Lee, Cesar and Eric about what was working for us, what we were struggling with, and&nbs...
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Join me at Legendary Bingo for TU this Sunday at 6pm!

Join me at Legendary Bingo for TU this Sunday at 6pm!
This Sunday, the Unleashed crew will be partying at Hamburger Mary's Legendary Bingo. It's a fun night: ten rounds of bingo hosted by some of WeHo's sauciest drag queens. It's $20 at the door to play, and Theatre Unleashed is the beneficiary of the evening's games! We're providing some spectacular prizes, including theatre tickets, booze, some...
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"A Very DIE HARD Christmas" nominated for Best Design: Lighting & Sound by the Valley Theatre Awards!

"A Very DIE HARD Christmas" nominated for Best Design: Lighting & Sound by the Valley Theatre Awards!
In a late addition to the Valley Theatre League list of nominations, TU's smash hit 2015 holiday show, A Very DIE HARD Christmas nabbed a nomination for Best Design: Lighting & Sound! This is exciting for me, because not only did I direct the West Coast premiere of this show, but I designed the lights as well.So, now I can officially add "Award...
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The Story behind 'Sidekick'

The Story behind 'Sidekick'
Saturday night, in a special reception after Super Sidekick: The Musical at Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy, Greg was invited to give a talkback to the cast, crew and special guests. During this talkback, he told the story of how Super Sidekick came to be, the origin of the names Inky and Blackjack, how the show is responsible for his secon...
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"Sleeping Around" nominated for Best Ensemble (Play or Musical)

"Sleeping Around" nominated for Best Ensemble (Play or Musical)
Theatre Unleashed's 2015 smash hit world premiere of Cesar Abella's Sleeping Around has earned nominations for BEST ENSEMBLE - PLAY OR MUSICAL AND BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL at the 2016 Valley Theatre Awards! So proud and honored to have been a part of this show! The award ceremony will be Monday, June 6th, and I'm...
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"Three Can Keep a Secret" Part Two

"Three Can Keep a Secret" Part Two
It was the perfect crime. Until it wasn't.Three Can Keep A SecretA serialized play by Greg Crafts​.Part 2Produced by Theatre Unleashed​ as a part of Play/Time: Serial Edition at Theatre Unleashed​Directed by Kurt Koehler​FeaturingSeth Thygsen as MasonMichael Lutheran​ as SonnyGraydon Schlichter​ as MooseLiesl Jackson​ as Denise Courtney Bell​ as Ju...
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