GREG VOVOS is a playwright, screenwriter, and director, working in the vibrant Cleveland theater scene. He’s a two-time winner of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in Playwriting (Complete and Total; How to be a Respectable Junkie); a 2016 Cleveland Public Theatre Nord Playwriting Fellow (Well Beings); Dobama Theatre Playwrights Gym member; and proud member of the Dramatists Guild. Greg was resident playwright for the Willoughby Fine Arts Association’s Theatre for Healthy Living Program for whom he’s written 15 plays about issues facing youth today. These plays — performed by the young people themselves — have been produced at high schools, detention centers, and youth prisons, among others, and address issues such as racism, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, heroin abuse, obesity, and the challenges of transitioning back to society.
Greg's work has been seen around the world, translated into several languages, and published by Dramatic Publishing, OriginalWorks, and PPT Press. He’s taught playwriting at several theatres and universities, including UNLV, Baldwin Wallace University, and currently teaches at Case Western Reserve University. He earned his MFA in Playwriting from UNLV where he studied with Julie Jensen, and has a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University. He is also a Senior Writer at American Greetings.
Beyond writing, Greg’s married to his best friend and together they have two amazing kids.
Quote of the week:
Theater is not literature; it is simply that which cannot be expressed by any other means. Eugene Ionesco