Alicia Lynn Grega is a writer, artist, and professor from Scranton, Pennsylvania. She’s been teaching arts, English, communications and writing courses at Lackawanna College since 2016. She also teaches screenwriting at the University of Cincinnati. In November 2019, she began working part-time as Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the Catherine McAuley Center for women and children experiencing homelessness. In January 2020, she joined the NEIU#19’s roster of Arts in Education teaching artists working with the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership in Hazleton to integrate arts into elementary school curricula. Previously, she worked as an arts writer/editor at The Scranton Times-Tribune (electric city) for 15 years (2001-2016).
Alicia has also worked as a director, producer and dramaturg for Electric Theatre Company and Scranton Public Theatre and as a performance coach for youth and adults. She has published two books of poetry including Haptikos in 2016 and Dystalgia in 2020. Original scripts produced include Operation Wanderlust, Insomniac Salad, Banger’s Elixir, and White Matter Surplus. Among her awards are the Robert Fisher Oxnam Award in Playwriting, grants from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and an NEA Arts Journalism Institute fellowship. Alicia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Drew University and an MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage from Point Park University. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
This blog is alternately abandoned and then occasionally reinvented as Alicia explores the ever-changing landscape of Internet publishing and sharing outlets.
It evolved into a more general exploration of aesthetic evolution after first serving as an ongoing commentary in the wake of Alicia’s 2009 Individual Creative Artist Fellowship in Arts Commentary Award from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The project traced the resurgence of vaudevillian arts in contemporary performance or “neo-vaudeville.” Her research on that project grew to consider visual and fashion trends and styles such as steampunk in addition to performances including alternative circuses and sideshow, punk cabaret, gypsy punk, burlesque, ventriloquism, and magic acts.
She founded Common Play Factory in 2015 after leaving the Jason Miller Playwrights’ Project, and hopes the future will bring more time for more live theatre.
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