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Greg Oliver Bodine on Indie Theater Now

Greg Oliver Bodine

Greg is an actor and playwright living in New York City. He grew up in Garrison, NY and is a graduate of Hobart College and the M.F.A. Drama program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was awarded both the Seldon Prize and the Adler Prize for Excellence in Acting. His previous training includes classes at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and the Actors Workshop in Boston. He has also studied Acting with Michael Howard, Shakespeare with John Basil and Charles E. Gerber, Directing with Shami Chaiken and Playwriting with both Constance Congdon (Tales of the Lost Formicans) and EST Founding Artistic Director, Curt Dempster. Greg has taught undergraduate drama at UNC-Chapel Hill, Long Island University-C.W. Post and The Southern New Jersey Academy for the Performing Arts at Gloucester County Institute of Technology.

His plays include Dark Soundings, Poe Times Two, Wicked Tavern Tales, A Hollywood Lesson in Physics, Heavy Flora, I — Carpenter (published by Playscripts, Inc.), The Fatwā of Corspman Johnny Jones, Eye of the Beholder, Christmas Thieves: A Small Town Radio Play (Playscripts, Inc.) and adaptations of Plautus’ The Pot of Gold, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Hound by H.P. Lovecraft, To Build a Fire by Jack London, The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad, (Playscripts, Inc.) and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (Playscripts, Inc.) — a solo, one-act play which has received numerous, critically-acclaimed productions throughout the United States and Canada.

Greg is a 2003 Grants For the Arts Recipient, (A Christmas Carol) awarded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Long Island Arts Council. In addition to acting and playwriting, he has also worked as a Theatre Teaching Artist in the Long Island School Partnership Program with Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, NY. Greg is a member of WorkShop Theater Company, the Writers’ Forum at Manhattan Theatre Source, Playsmiths, Playwrights’ Continuum and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Contact Info: Rochelle at rd@indietheaternow.com

Latest News About Greg Oliver Bodine

New play published: The Yellow Wallpaper
Adapted here from the classic short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the play chronicles the tragic, downward spiral of one woman’s isolation, obsession and descent into madness. By: Greg Oliver Bodine
posted by Indie Theater Now Jan 12, 2014

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, a one-woman play, coming to WorkShop Theater Company Jan. 16-26, 2014.
My adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's classic, short story was first produced at Manhattan Theatre Source in March 2009 before it toured area libraries and colleges for Women's History Month. Annalisa Loeffler returns to NYC in this one-woman tour de force, directed by DeLisa M. White at WorkShop Theater Company, at 312 W. 36 Street, 4th floor, Jan. 16-26, 2014. Tickets are on sale -- we hope you'll join us! Available soon on Indie Theater Now!
posted by Greg Oliver Bodine Nov 18, 2013

Show preview: A Requiem for Sherlock Holmes
Kathleen Brant (Director) answers five questions about this upcoming show.
posted by Indie Theater Now Jul 26, 2013

FREE staged reading of A REQUIEM FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES at WorkShop Theater Company, Aug. 8-10 @ 8pm
My new play, A REQUIEM FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES, is getting a staged reading Aug. 8-10 @ 8pm at WorkShop Theater Company on W. 36th Street in Manhattan. FREE and open to the public – online reservations are highly recommended. Come check it out!
posted by Greg Oliver Bodine Jul 23, 2013

New ITN podcast: The Yellow Wallpaper
Listen to playwright Greg Bodine, actor Annalisa Loeffler and director DeLisa White discuss The Yellow Wallpaper, a solo show at WorkShop Theater in January adapted from the well-known short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. There's lots of talk about process, about the importance of the themes of the play plus a great feel of comradeship among the three. (24:57)
posted by Indie Theater Now Jan 8, 2014

More About Greg Oliver Bodine

The Yellow Wallpaper: Listen to playwright Greg Bodine, actor Annalisa Loeffler and director DeLisa White discuss The Yellow Wallpaper, a solo show at WorkShop Theater in January adapted from the well-known short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. There's lots of talk about process, about the importance of the themes of the play plus a great feel of comradeship among the three.

Retro Productions Presents a Day in the Death of Joe Egg: A conversation with members of the cast of Retro Productions presentation of "A Day in the death of Joe Egg". Meet Heather Cunningham, artistic director of the company, who will play a leading role in the show and two of her co-stars Matthew Trumbull and Greg Oliver Bodine. The play, its process and why it was chosen are aome of the topics discussed. Also we hear a bit from Matthew and Greg about their work as playwrights. Both are published on Indie Theater Now.

Lovecraft Live: A Pair of One Man Shows: Nat Cassidy and Greg Oliver Bodine tantalize us with a discussion of their upcoming show Things at the Doorstep, an evening of plays based on the work of horror master H.P. Lovecraft. Director DeLisa White is also on hand. Highlight: Greg performs a spooky excerpt from one of the plays.

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Plays by Greg Oliver Bodine on Indie Theater Now

The+Yellow+Wallpaper THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
Adapted here from the classic short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the play chronicles the tragic, downward spiral of one woman’s isolation, obsession and descent into madness.

Wicked+Tavern+Tales WICKED TAVERN TALES
A 19th century tavern proprietor and barmaid narrate three yarns of mystery and murder, with characters from each story appearing and breathing life into the words of their storytellers.