“(Greg Hatfield) has a knack for writing witty dialogue!” — Pittsburgh New Works Festival, 2019
Greg Hatfield is a playwright, director and actor, fondly remembered for being part of the award-winning comedy troupe, Dr. Browndog’s Monkeytime, who appeared not only in clubs and supermarkets, but at Cincinnati Playhouse and Ensemble Theatre, as well as their own television programs (youtube.com/dickbeaks).
A member of the The Dramatists Guild, Greg’s plays have been called “sophisticated” , “stylish and enchanting”, “uniquely entertaining”, and, thankfully, “funny”. All of his plays can be found on the New Play Exchange.
2018 was a banner year for the lad, as his play, The Great Stalinski, was a finalist in the Pittsburgh New Works One Act Play Festival, which was presented by the company’s New Works Play Readings series. Greg was also a featured playwright at the Midwest Dramatists Center’s Theatrical Conference in Kansas City, Missouri and his play, Mundy Tuesday Friday, was selected as a finalist for Shakespeare in the Burg’s (Middleburg, Virginia) One-Act Festival.
In 2019, his play, The Ten Minute Play (with a Nice Picture of Jimmy Carter), was selected by The Drama Workshop’s Home Brew Theater Festival in Cincinnati and Greg also directed a play for it.
2020 begins with a staged reading of Greg’s Lily Blossoms, or Modern Subdivision Zoning in the Present Day, in Cincinnati.
A devoted student of Orson Welles, the Barrymores, and George S. Kaufman, Greg has also written a five-episode comedy television series, Alice Goodheart, which has proven to be very hard to sell.
Greg is the editor of Songwriter’s Market 2009 (published by Writer’s Market) and it still contains valuable information, and, the good news is, it’s probably available at really cheap prices. Articles on comics can be found in the 2009 and 2010 editions of Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market.
Magazine articles are in past editions of Comics Buyer’s Guide, Goldmine, CNA (a craft retailer magazine, with a regular column), Memory Makers, and others. Lots of articles in Cincinnati’s alternative newspapers on music, TV and books.
Interviews, for publication and on the podium include Peter Yarrow, Rod Serling, Penn Jillette, Commander Cody, John Howe, Marv Wolfman, Will Eisner, Peter David, Orson Scott Card and Morganna, the Kissing Bandit and many more.