Artist Bio

Greg Allen

(Bio as of April 2013)

Greg Allen is the founding director of The Neo-Futurists and the creator of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes), which has been running continuously in Chicago since 1988 and in New York City since 2005. His plays include The Last Two Minutes of the Complete Works of Henrik Ibsen; H20; Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious (a comedy to end all comedy); A Child’s History of Bombing; and K., his award–winning adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial. His production of Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude was staged at the Goodman’s 2009 international exploration, “Eugene O’Neill in the 21st Century,” and his collaboration with Theater Oobleck—The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett As Found In An Envelope (partially burned) In A Dustbin In Paris Labeled “Never to be performed. Never. Ever. EVER! Or I’ll Sue! I’LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!!!”—has had 12 international productions. Last spring he penned his 28th production for The Neo-Futurists: The Strange and Terrible True Tale of Pinocchio (The Wooden Boy) As Told by Frankenstein’s Monster (The Wretched Creature). Mr. Allen teaches playwriting and performance at the University of Chicago, The Theatre School at DePaul University, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The National Theater Institute and in residencies all over North America.