Gregory Crafts, owner of The StageCrafts. Photo by Robert Kazandjian

Greg Crafts

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Gregory Crafts is an award-winning theatre artist, with more than twenty-five years of experience as an actor, playwright, director, designer, and producer. In addition to co-managing studio/stage, Greg currently serves as the Managing Director of Theatre Unleashed, a non-profit theatre ensemble. Greg is also a member of SAG-AFTRA, Actor’s Equity, the Dramatists Guild, and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. He currently serves as 2nd Vice President of the League of Southern California Theatres, and a board member of both the Hollywood Fringe Festival and Flat Tire Theatre Company. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing poker, and posting pictures of their cats on Reddit. For more information, check out GregoryCrafts.com.

Congratulations to our 2021 Hollywood Fringe Encore Shows! Get your tickets now!

Our run of Hollywood Fringe Encores begins tonight! We were incredibly fortunate this year to have a number of incredible productions at studio/stage, including two community award winners! We hope you’ll come join us over the next week as we celebrate these fantastic shows and the artists behind them.

Our 2021 Hollywood Fringe Encore shows are:

TransSetter by Veronica Carey Matthews. Part of the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Encores

TransSetter by Veronica Carey Matthews. Part of the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Encores. Winner of the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers Award, Pick of the Fringe Honorable Mention, and Nominated for Best World Premiere, Best Solo Show, and Solo Splash Award.

TransSetter

Hollywood Fringe Encore
Friday, September 3rd @ 8pm

Veronica Carey Matthews navigates this show as she (Veronica) narrates the story of her previous identity (Carey) and his journey into transitioning. Having struggled for years on the Hollywood scene, Carey was starting to make some strides as an actor and a performer. He did a one man show, he directed, he won some local awards…things were slowly moving upward until he got in his own way. As his life started to fall apart, Carey had to make some changes; and while change was in the air, an even bigger life “transition” was afoot. Get Tickets.

 

Gideon and the Blundersnorp by Michael Gordon Shapiro and New Musicals International

Gideon and the Blundersnorp by Michael Gordon Shapiro and New Musicals International. Winner of the 2021 Fringe Award for Musicals and Operas. 2021 Combined Artform Pick of the Fringe.

Gideon and The Blundersnorp

Hollywood Fringe Encore
Sunday, September 5th @ 2pm

Livestream Replay
A stablehand who wants to be a knight. A noblewoman who wants her freedom. And the monster who wants to eat them both.

GIDEON AND THE BLUNDERSNORP is a witty musical set in a medieval fantasy world. The plot concerns a stablehand and highborn noble girl teaming up to save a royal cavalier from a rampaging monster. The theme of the show is: are our futures determined by social class, or can we create our own destinies through choice and action? Get Tickets.

 

She Stoops to Scandal

Hollywood Fringe Encore
Tuesday, September 7th @ 8pm

2021 Combined Artform Pick of the Fringe. She Stoops to Scandal is an exciting hilarious new solo show set in the Regency era. If you love Jane Austen then Scandal is for you. Get Tickets.

 

Wanda's Visit, part of Durang! presented by Crown City Theatre Company

Wanda’s Visit, part of Durang! presented by Crown City Theatre Company. Winner of the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Award for Comedy

Durang!

Hollywood Fringe Encore
Wednesday, September 8th @ 8pm

“Durang!”, performed by a fun and diverse cast of 12 local L.A. actors, consists of four wild and hilarious one-act plays written by the incomparable Christopher Durang! Get Tickets. 

 

(It's Been Seventy-Six Years And We're) Still Waiting for Lefty, by Gregory Crafts. Presented by Theatre Unleashed at studio/stage. Winner of the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Award for Drama, the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Award for Digital Innovation, and the 2021 Fringe First Award for World Premiere

(It’s Been Seventy-Six Years And We’re) Still Waiting for Lefty, by Gregory Crafts. Presented by Theatre Unleashed at studio/stage. Winner of the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Award for Drama, the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Award for Digital Innovation, and the 2021 Fringe First Award for World Premiere

(It’s Been Seventy-Six Years and We’re) Still Waiting for Lefty

Hollywood Fringe Encore
Thursday, September 9th @ 7pm

It’s been seventy-six years since Clifford Odets’ groundbreaking play WAITING FOR LEFTY premiered in New York. Inspired by the New York Taxi Driver Strike of 1934, Odets took to the page to explore the ills of society at the time and use that platform to call for radical change. The show was a smash hit, becoming one of the most famous pieces of agitprop theatre of its day and launching Odets’ career to stratospheric heights. But in the time since then, what’s actually changed? Have things gotten better for us, or have they actually gotten worse? Using the original as a framework, “STILL WAITING” delves deep into the issues of today and confronts some hard-to-swallow realities. Get Tickets.

Don’t miss your last chance to catch these incredible productions live!

Which ones do you want to see? Or have you seen these shows already? Let us know in the comments!

Interested in booking a show with us for #HFF22? Contact us now

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Michael J. Lutheran in "(It's Been Sevetny-Six Years and We're) Still Waiting for Lefty," presented at studio/stage as part of the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Photo by Matt Kamimura, courtesy of Theatre Unleashed
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