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Gregg Henry

Artistic Director - KCACTF

Gregg Henry is artistic director of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He is artistic associate for New Works and Commissions for Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences and is director of the Kennedy Center/Kenan Trust Performing Arts Fellowship Program. Gregg has curated the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage New Play Festival for 15 years. He produces the annual MFA Playwrights’ Workshop at the Kennedy Center in association with the National New Play Network. Recent productions as a director- Theater J: The Christians by Lucas Hnath and Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam, for The Welders: happiness (and other reasons to die) by Bob Bartlett, Theater Alliance and Hub Theatre: Wonderful Life by Helen Pafumi and Jason Lott, Hub Theatre: Redder Blood by Helen Pafumi, Theater Alliance: You Are Here by Daniel MacIvor, Round House Theatre: A Sleeping Country by Melanie Marnich, WSC Avant Bard: Two-Headed by Julie Jensen and Scaramouche by Barbara Field, Metro Stage: Girl in the Goldfish Bowl by Morris Panych. Bowie State University: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph. Catholic University of America: Bloody Poetry by Howard Brenton, Swimming With Whales by Bob Bartlett, and Morning, Miranda by Stephen Spotswood. Kennedy Center: Debra Buonaccorsi and Stephen McWilliams’ Flowers Stink (2015 and 2016 at the United States Botanic Garden), The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major, Teddy Roosevelt and the Ghostly Mistletoe (each by Tom Isbell, the latter two with music by Mark Russell), Six Stories Tall by Marco Ramirez, Dreams in the Golden Country by Barbara Field, The Light of Excalibur by Norman Allen. Gregg has acted, directed, and/or staged the fights with the Colorado, Michigan, Oklahoma and Wisconsin Shakespeare Festivals. He received his MFA from the University of Michigan and has taught for Catholic University, Iowa State University, American University in Cairo, and Western Michigan University. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.