Bio

Gregory Fletcher 2015Gregory Fletcher is a native of Dallas, Texas, a resident of New York City, a graduate of California State University at Northridge with a BA in Theater, of Boston University with a MA in Playwriting, and of Columbia University with a MFA in Directing.

Off-Off Broadway playwriting credits include Edenville, My Sister the Cow, Eight Times Around, Family of Flechner, Hangman, The Moon Alone, Roast Beef and the Rare Kiss, Robert Mapplethorpe’s Flowers, and Stairway to Heaven. Regionally, Fletcher’s plays have been produced in Boston, Miami, Moscow (Idaho), and Provincetown.

Awards include the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting and the National Ten-Minute Play Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and a first runner up for the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award from the Association of Theatre in Higher Education. Fletcher was a playwriting grantee at the Sundance Theatre Lab, a nominee for Outstanding Original Short Script for the New York IT Awards, and a national finalist for the Heideman Award and the Reva Shiner Comedy Award.

Fletcher’s published essays include manhood / ˈmanˌho͝od / noun (Longridge Review, Creative Fiction #4, editor Elizabeth Gaucher); Thanks, Dad, I Think (Diverse Voices Quarterly, vol. 8, issue 28);  The Sealed Envelope (The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Gender Programs in the anthology Being: What Makes A Man, editor Jill McCabe Johnson). Fletcher’s short story, Friends of Vera will be published in the anthology Night Bazaar (Northampton House Press, editor Lenore Hart). Fletcher’s plays have been published by Back Stage Books, Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Wilde Magazine, Anco Entertainment in the Netherlands and Belgium, and a full collection of his short plays and favorite principles of playwriting in Shorts and Briefs (Northampton House Press).

Fletcher has taught playwriting and other theater education at CUNY-Kingsborough Community College, Niagara University, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and at the MA/MFA Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University.