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Joy Gregory is an American writer, director, and producer who has made a significant impact on the world of theater. Born in New York City, Gregory grew up in the Bronx, where she attended the High School of Music and Art. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.
Gregory began her career as a playwright, with her first play, "Shades of Brown," premiering at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1986. Since then, she has written numerous plays that have been produced in theaters across the country. Some of her most notable works include "Siblings," "Jitterbugging: Scenes of Sex in a New Society," and "The Shaker Chair."
In addition to her work as a playwright, Gregory has also made a name for herself as a director and producer. She has directed productions of her own plays, as well as works by other playwrights, including "The Heidi Chronicles" by Wendy Wasserstein and "The Laramie Project" by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project.
Gregory has also worked extensively in television and film. She has written for several popular television shows, including "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Mad Men," and "American Crime." She has also written and produced several films, including "A Place to Be Loved" and "The Other Side of Love."
One of Gregory's most significant contributions to the world of theater came in 1990, when she co-founded the Women's Project Theater in New York City. The Women's Project Theater is dedicated to producing and promoting the work of female playwrights, directors, and producers. The theater has been instrumental in launching the careers of many female artists and has helped to create a more diverse and inclusive theater community.
Gregory's most recent work includes the play "Salvage," which premiered at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, California, in 2018. The play tells the story of a woman who returns to her hometown after a long absence and must confront the ghosts of her past. "Salvage" received critical acclaim for its powerful storytelling and nuanced characters.

Joy Gregory Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

Joy Gregory, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lyrics

Joy Gregory, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lyrics

Gunnar Madsen, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

Joy Gregory News


JOB, Starring Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon, Returns Off-Broadway Next Month

JOB, the critically acclaimed psychological thriller about the toll life on the internet takes on all of us, which played a sold-out, twice-extended Off Broadway run this fall, will return for an encore engagement next month.  Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

World Premiere of JOB Extends Through Mid-October at SoHo Playhouse

JOB, the world premiere of a new play by Max Wolf Friedlich, starring Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon has extended its critically acclaimed run.

Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon Will Lead New Off-Broadway Play JOB

Tony nominee Peter Friedman (Ragtime, “Succession,” Single White Female) and Sydney Lemmon (TÁR, “Helstrom,” 'Succession') will star in the world premiere of JOB by Max Wolf Friedlich (SleepOver), directed by Michael Herwitz (Mr. Parker).

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & Kelli O'Hara to Star in RAGTIME Reunion Concert

The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime, originally scheduled for 2020, will take place on Monday, March 27, 2023 at the Minskoff Theatre. Learn who is starring in the concert, and how to purchase tickets!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE RESIDENT on FOX - Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Get all the scoop on THE RESIDENT, airing on FOX on Tuesday, January 10, 2023! The ER quickly fills up after a heavy storm causes a devastating helicopter crash. Conrad, Devon and the rest of the Chastain doctors rush to treat patients including the helicopter pilot, a barista, and Chastain's least favorite person. Watch a video preview now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE RESIDENT on FOX - Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE RESIDENT, airing on FOX on Tuesday, December 27, 2022! Devon is approached by a documentary producer as he prepares to perform the first titanium rib cage implant surgery in the country with Raptor, who must scramble to find a babysitter before the procedure. Watch a video preview of the episode now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE RESIDENT on FOX - Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE RESIDENT, airing on FOX on Tuesday, December 20, 2022! When a gunshot victim comes into the ER, his injuries prove to be so catastrophic throughout his body that multiple doctors need to jump on the case. Watch a video preview from the new episode now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE RESIDENT on FOX - Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE RESIDENT, airing on FOX on Tuesday, December 6, 2022! Conrad comes face to face with Nic's dad, Kyle, after 5 years of no CONTACT when he comes into Chastain with an extremely low heart rate. Billie advises her patient against surgery, but the patient’s family ignores her recommendation. Watch a video preview now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE RESIDENT on FOX - Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE RESIDENT, airing on FOX on Tuesday, November 29, 2022! Devon is approached by a documentary producer as he prepares to perform the first titanium rib cage implant surgery in the country with Raptor, who must scramble to find a babysitter before the procedure. Watch a video preview of the episode now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE RESIDENT on FOX - Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE RESIDENT, airing on FOX on Tuesday, November 15, 2022! After a teenage boy is taken into Chastain for falling unconscious FROM a suspicious pill, Conrad takes ACTION to find the boy’s brother before he meets the same fate. Watch a video preview of the new episode now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE RESIDENT on FOX - Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE RESIDENT, airing on FOX on Tuesday, November 8, 2022! When a prison doctor believes a DEATH ROW inmate is lying about his symptoms, Conrad and Raptor are called in to examine him. Meanwhile, Devon sees a traveling British couple who are nervous about the cost of American healthcare. Watch a video preview of the episode now!

Director Anna D. Shapiro, Producer Leelai Demoz, Actor Ian Barford, and Investor Brad Keywell Launch Highwire Media

Tony Award-winning director Anna Shapiro (August: Osage County), Oscar-nominated producer Leelai Demoz (On Tip-Toe), Tony Award-nominated actor/writer Ian Barford (Linda Vista) and entrepreneur Brad Keywell (Groupon, WNDR Museum) have teamed up to create multimedia venture Highwire Media, an artist-first production company that is developing and producing projects across film, theater, and television.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE RESIDENT on FOX - Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE RESIDENT, airing on FOX on Tuesday, October 25, 2022! On the day of Kit and Bell’s wedding, Bell and Conrad get pulled away to tend to the ill daughter of a major hospital donor. Meanwhile, Billie takes Gigi and Sammie dress shopping in the all-new “For Better or Worse” 100th episode of THE RESIDENT. Watch a video preview!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE RESIDENT on FOX - Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE RESIDENT, airing on FOX on Tuesday, October 11, 2022! Ian is faced with performing a surgery on a Jane Doe NICU patient while he continues to struggle with his personal issues. Meanwhile, Conrad asks Devon to cover his shift so he can spend a day at home with an anxious Gigi. Watch a video preview of the episode now!

Scoop: Coming Up on the Season Premiere of THE RESIDENT on FOX - Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE RESIDENT, airing on FOX on Tuesday, September 20, 2022! When Padma’s pregnancy takes a dangerous turn, THE DOCTORS come together to find a solution and turn to Ian to perform a miracle. Meanwhile, Conrad makes a decision regarding his love life and Devon leads his own clinical trials. Watch a preview of the new season now!

Lookingglass Announces THE SECRET PASSAGE, A New Digital Membership

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces the new digital membership: The Secret Passage, which includes exclusive programming of enthralling stories, virtual delights and artist engagement opportunities. 

AMMO Announces First Full Season At The Pico In Los Angeles

A group of theatre artists known as a?oeAMMOa?? may be the new kids in town but they've arrived with a rock-solid foundation of creds, awards, and new play development experience. Although they have staged new plays in past years, they kick off their first full season in Los Angeles this February.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates

Lookingglass Theatre Company welcomes five new Ensemble Members and four new Artistic Associates into the Lookingglass family. Joining the Ensemble are Walter Briggs (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Moby Dick), Kasey Foster (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas), circus choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein), Anthony Irons (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Act(s) of God), and composer and sound designer Andre Pluess (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Eastland). New Artistic Associates include Cordelia Dewdney (Moby Dick, Hard Times), Wendy Mateo (Big Lake Big City, Beyond Caring), costume designer Sully Ratke (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas) and Matthew C. Yee (Treasure Island, Moby Dick).

Independent Writers Lab Announces Reading Series at the Fountain Theatre

American Theatre's brightest young voices are part of the newly formed Independent Writers Lab, which will be hosting a reading series of four new plays at The Fountain Theatre December 3 - 5, 2019. The series will feature readings of original works from playwrights Carla Ching (Nomad Motel, Atlantic Theater Company), Bernardo Cubria (The Giant Void In My Soul, Ammunition Theater Company), Joy Gregory (The Shaggs, Playwrights Horizons), and Charlotte Miller (Thieves, Rising Phoenix Rep/Rattlestick).

Freeform Will Produce Music Drama DEMO

Deadline reports that Freeform is developing a new music drama. 'Demo' will be produced by The Chainsmokers and written by Joy Gregory.

Joy Gregory FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Joy Gregory has written 1 shows including The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World (Story).

Joy Gregory has been nominated for several awards for her work in the Broadway show "The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World." She has been nominated for Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, as well as Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards. She received two nominations for Outstanding Lyrics for her work on "The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World."

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