Gregory G. Allen is the award-winning author of four novels, one nonfiction memoir, two shorts, and three children's books.
Gregory has been in the entertainment business for 30 years as an actor, director, producer, songwriter, playwright, screenwriter, and author. His plays and musicals include: Hiding in Daylight (Readings at Take Pride, Bloomfield! festival in New Jersey, The Studios of Key West in Florida, Community Conversations in Dallas, TX) Well With My Soul (Seeing Place Theater Reading Series, NYC), Invisible Fences written with Stephen Kitsakos (4th Wall Theatre M.I.D. Stage Series), Ashokan: The Story of a Reservoir written with Stephen Kitsakos and Perdita Finn (commissioned by the Catskill Watershed Corporation), and three children's musical all produced by the Garland Children's Theatre in Garland, Texas.
For film, he has penned the screenplay for He Is Gone (Official selection of the 2019 Beverly Hills Film Festival), has adapted a few of his novels into screenplays, served as associate producer on several projects, and is the winner of the 2015 Indie Soul Best Director Award (Boston International Film Festival), April 2015 Best Director (Los Angeles International Film Festival Awards), and 2015 Remi Award winner (World-fest - Houston) for his short film Mother. He wrote the screenplay and is co-producer of Hiding in Daylight, currently in film festivals and has won the IndieFest Film Award of Excellence for LGBT film and for script/writer. It was also a finalist at the Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase. He has several projects in development now including two short films and working on a feature film version (or a series) of Hiding in Daylight.
As an actor, he started his career in the late 80s doing summer stock, regional theater, tours (toured for several years as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle), and some off-off Broadway work. He took a detour into corporate America for 13 years, but found his way back to the stage and some recent favorite roles have included Father Flynn in Doubt, Cal Porter in Mothers and Sons, Edward Bloom in Big Fish The Musical, Dan in Next to Normal, Alan Turing in A Most Secret War, the Preacher in Violet, and many pounds ago...Whizzer in Falsettos.
He has had short stories and poetry published in numerous anthologies and websites, had over ten produced stage shows, and has been the recipient of musical grants from BMI, ASCAP and the Watershed Foundation. He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and The Dramatist Guild. Gregory has contributed articles, blogs, & reviews to BroadwayWorld.com, Huffingtonpost.com, Bwayvoice.com, Baristanet.com, Examiner.com, and Outinjersey.net, has served as a freelance director and script writer for Broadway Live; a media company specializing in original programming for the New York Theater scene, and has been featured and interviewed in The Advocate, Huffington Post, PBS One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Sirius Radio The Morning Jolt, and Next Magazine. Gregory has been an advocate for diversity for years and has shown that in his writing, discussions at school, and vocal presence on social media. From autism to equality - he can't stay quiet about his feelings on certain subjects. His latest play Hiding In Daylight has combined his love of the arts with his desire to be vocal about LGBT rights in America today.