Houston Treasure for 2017
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Gregory Boyd is the Artistic Director of the Alley Theatre. During his tenure, the Alley has risen in national and international prominence, winning the Special Tony Award and experiencing record growth in its Houston audiences, while also transferring its productions to major European Festivals (including two in one season at the Venice Biennale), Broadway, and on tour to 40 American cities. Gregory’s addition of artistic associates has enhanced the Alley’s visibility and reputation worldwide, while his commitment to maintaining a resident company of actors has made the Alley unique among American theatre companies.
At the Alley, Gregory has produced the widest ranging repertoire in the country, including the premieres of Not About Nightingales by Tennessee Williams (Alley, London, Broadway), Jekyll & Hyde, (Alley, National Tour, Broadway), The Civil War (which he also co-authored). Other acclaimed productions were Shakespeare’s Roman Plays (with Vanessa and Corin Redgrave), Robert Wilson’s productions of Hamlet, When We Dead Awaken and Danton’s Death (with Richard Thomas), Ellen Burstyn in O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Tony Kushner’s Angels in America Parts 1 & 2. His collaborations include those with Alley Artistic Associates Edward Albee (The Play About the Baby), Horton Foote (The Carpetbagger’s Children), and Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Wonderland and The Civil War). Directing projects outside the Alley have included Wonderland on Broadway, Our Town at Hartford Stage (Hal Holbrook), Coward’s Design for Living at Williamstown (Marisa Tomei), Stoppard’s Travesties at Long Wharf (Sam Waterston) and the premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan’s Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
He is the recipient of two Tony Award nominations, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Eisner Prize.
Boyd has served as Panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Massachusetts Council for the Arts. He has taught on the faculties of Carnegie-Mellon, Williams College, the University of Houston, and the University of North Carolina, where he headed the Professional Theatre Training Program. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a Distinguished Alumnus, and at Carnegie Mellon University.