Gregory S. Carr

Living History Actor, Storyteller, & Teaching Artist

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Meet Greg

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Contact:
Jan Dolan, Booking Agent
Company:
Folktale Productions
Street:
105 E Drake Ave.
City, State, Zip
St. Louis, MO 63119
Email - Phone:
jdolan9928@aol.com · 314-968-2606 · fax: 314-968-4438

Short Biography

Gregory S. Carr is an instructor of Speech and Theatre at Harris-Stowe State University. He is an accomplished director and writer. Two of his plays, Johnnie Taylor Is Gone and A Colored Funeral have been given productions at the historic Karamu House in Cleveland. His essay “Top Brass: Theatricality, Themes, and Theology in James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones” appears in Theatre Symposium Volume 21: Ritual, Religion and Theatre. Gregory’s newest play is titled Tinderbox, which focuses on the events leading up and following the devastating East St. Louis Race Riots of 1917. Two of his latest essays, “Weathering the Winds of Change: The Sustainability of the St. Louis Black Repertory Company” and “A Brand New Day on Broadway: Remembering Geoffrey Holder’s Culturally Relevant Costumes for The Wiz and the Messages of the African Diaspora” are scheduled to be published in the Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Theatre Symposium 26 respectively. Gregory has been an avid fan of super heroes and is developing a number super hero-related stories for the screen such as Watch Night, Fleur de Lis, and The Daguerreotypes. He is also working on a novel titled Murmuration, which addresses the cruel treatment of enslaved African Americans and how the ghost of unatoned for American slavery continues haunt America today and Disparate, a story surrounding mutated teens in a dystopian St. Louis in the future.

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Griot Theatre

For Booking Information Contact:

Contact:
Jan Dolan, Booking Agent
Company:
Folktale Productions
Street:
105 E Drake Ave.
City, State, Zip
St. Louis, MO 63119
Email - Phone:
jdolan9928@aol.com · 314-968-2606 · fax: 314-968-4438
The Adventures of Jim Beckwourth
Black frontiersman
Conversations with a King
MLK & the Civil Rights Movement
Call and Response
Negro Spirituals)
Before the Lights Go Out
James "Cool Papa" Bell & the Negro Leagues
Controlling a Man's Mind
Carter G. Woodson, the father of the black history movement
Brethren
The History of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Troups who founded Lincoln University & the Civil War