Greg received his BFA from Tisch’s Dramatic Writing Program at NYU. His plays have been produced in numerous cities including, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Berkeley, Bloomington, IN, and Beirut, Lebanon. He received the Certificate of Excellence from the Kennedy Center and the Emerging Playwright Award for his Off Broadway play, HONKY (Urban Stages, NY Times Critic’s Pick). He is a two-time finalist for Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard and a two-time finalist for the Aurora Theater Global Age Project. His one-act plays have won top honors at the Samuel French Festival, Turnip Festival and Fusion Theatre one act play festival. Greg’s work has been published by the New York Times, TDF Stages Magazine, Cracked.com, Samuel French, United Stages, Dramatist Play Service and New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2013.
In addition to playwriting, Greg has written and produced commercials for ESPN, Nike, Brand Jordan, Budweiser, New York Magazine and Twitter. Greg was the lead writer on the award winning “This is SportsCenter” campaign and created ESPN’s Monday Night Football campaign: “Is it Monday Yet?”
Greg is currently in development with Fox Television stations for an original comedy series. Also his play HONKY was recently filmed and will air nationally on PBS in the fall.
Name: Greg Kalleres
Lives in: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Playwright and Screenwriter
Emerging Playwright Award
Best Play, Samuel French Festival