Gregory Fletcher is a native of Dallas, Texas, a resident of New York, a graduate of California State University at Northridge with a B.A. in Theater, of Boston University with a M.A. in playwriting, and of Columbia University with an M.F.A. in Directing. His plays have had 12 Off-Off Broadway productions plus regionally in Boston, Miami, Moscow (Idaho), and Provincetown. Publishers include Smith & Kraus, Back Stage Books, Dramatic Publishing, Wilde Magazine, Anco Entertainment in the Netherlands and Belgium, and Northampton House Press for his craft book Shorts and Briefs, a collection of his short plays and brief principles of playwriting. Essays have been published by Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln in their anthology Being: What Makes a Man, by Zoetic Press in their anthology Dearly Beloved, and in the journals American Writers Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and Longridge Review. His short story Friends of Vera is included in The Night Bazaar by Northampton House Press. Fletcher is the recipient of 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. He 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 has also taught playwriting at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Niagara University, and CUNY-Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn.