Gregory MossJerome Fellowships 2010 // McKnight Advancement Grants 2011 // Core Writers 2012 // Core Writers 2013
Gregory Moss is a writer and performer from Newburyport, Massachusetts.
He holds an M.F.A. from Brown University's Graduate Playwriting Program. His plays include Reunion, punkplay, The Uses of Enchantment, Billy Witch, and House of Gold.
His work has been developed with or produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, the A.R.T., The Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Empty Space, Playwrights Horizons, PlayPenn, Soho Rep and New York Theatre Workshop.
His collaborations with filmmaker Roger Warren Beebe have been screened widely at film festivals both in America and abroad.
Gregory is the recipient of a 2010-11 Jerome Fellowship and a 2011-12 McKnight Fellowship. Other awards: 2006-07 Lucille Lortel Playwriting Fellowship, a 2008 Millay Colony Residency, a 2009 Eugene O’Neill Center National Playwrights Conference residency. Gregory is a former member of ars nova’s Playgroup and Soho Rep’s New Writers Lab.
Recent productions include House of Gold (EST - LA), Billy Witch (Studio 42, NY), The Uses of Enchantment (Studio Festival, DC) and The Abducted (Collaboraction, Chicago).
Upcoming productions include Reunion (The Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep Festival) and The Uses of Enchantment (Workhaus Collective).
Writing, video and audio are archived at www.gregorysmoss.com.
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punkplayDownload Script Sample
A history of America in the 1980s, an idiosyncratic genealogy of punk rock music, and a personal narrative of growing up as an outsider, punkplay is a mix tape tribute to the excesses and energy of adolescence. Mickey, a thirteen-year-old suburban misfit, is befriended by an angry runaway named Duck. Together, the boys attempt to reinvent themselves using punk rock, but as reality threatens to crash in on them, their fabricated world of amped-up music and shocking band names becomes just as oppressive as the society they're desperate to reject.
Story and StructureSeminar
This seminar will engage with the relationship between narrative - the story you want your play to tell - and how that narrative is revealed theatrically. We'll look at fairy tale and mythological models of story construction, and explore how a play can be uniquely crafted to deliver that story to an audience.
The Destroyed RoomDescription
Three wayward, middle-aged friends return to their home town to reconnect over their twenty-fifth high school reunion, only to find themselves irresistibly drawn back into the past, re-enacting a shadowy adolescence distressingly unlike the one they remember.
Directed by ISAAC BUTLER