About Greg Allen

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, New York City since 2004, and San Francisco since 2013. He has written and directed such productions as 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 all nine acts and seven hours of Strange Interlude in the Goodman Theater’s Eugene O’Neill Festival inspired hecklers and instantaneous standing ovations every night.  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.  In 2012 he created his 34th and final 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) which was named one of the “Best Shows of 2012″ by the Chicago Tribune.  He was recently commissioned to write Sleeping with the Prince of Darkness: The Imagined Pillow Talk of FBI Agent John O’Neill and What Happened in Pinkville?: A Cubist Dialectic on the Massacre at My Lai for the Goodman and Depaul University respectively.  Allen teaches playwriting and performance at the University of Chicago, The Theatre School at DePaul University, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Center and in residencies all over North America.

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