Greg Burdick


Born and raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Greg Burdick has worked for three decades as a public high school theatre educator and director. In 1993, he received his degree in education from Slippery Rock University. While there, he was active in the school’s theatre department, and had the exceedingly good fortune to be part of several new work projects, nurturing the efforts of emerging playwrights. As a theatre director with nearly one hundred productions to his credit, he has remained passionate about fostering student writing, and has helped many young artists realize the thrill of transforming their own words from page to stage.


Burdick’s short play, INSERT TOKEN, was selected for production at BoxFest Detroit, 2016, at Planet Ant Theatre, and was a Financial Scholarship winner for its director, Mycah Leigh Artis. 

In October of 2016, Burdick was the celebrated Playwright of the Month at Baltimore’s “A Work In Progress Theatre,” where his two-act drama, MONESSEN FALLS, received a staged reading at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center. The play made its U.S. Premiere in August of 2019, produced by Good Luck Macbeth Theatre of Reno, Nevada. It is now published, and available through Next Stage Press.

Winner of the Verna Safron Prize in 2022, his 10-minute drama SIGN HERE FOR ALL THAT REMAINS was named Best Play at Theatre Odyssey's Seventeenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival.  His short play SECRET'S OUT (available through Nigel Publishing,) was selected for production as part of their Twelfth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival. Both were presented in the Jane B. Cook Theatre at the Asolo Center for the Performing Arts in Sarasota, Florida. 

His full length drama AGENT OF CHANGE was featured as part of the 2019 Jan McArt New Play Reading Series at Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Florida, directed by Wayne Rudisill.

Burdick’s work has also been developed at Athena Theatre, through their “Athena Reads” initiative in New York City, where his full-length drama  ACCOMMODATION received a private reading. The play received further development in 2019 with Ignition Arts of Oklahoma City, OK at the Lyric Theatre, and Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol in The Villages, FL. Its latest incarnation received a staged reading at the Fantasy Theatre Factory in Miami, FL. The play made its World Premiere in Los Angeles at the Odyssey Theatre, produced by Christopher Sepulveda and 3Gems Productions.

Additional productions include his thriller, TATTOO: A TALE OF TERROR at Radio Theatre Project’s Studio@620 in St. Petersburg, FL, and I’LL LOVE YOU ‘TIL THE COWS COME HOME staged by Itinerant Theatre of Lake Charles, LA, which was also featured at the Bird Theatre Festival in Tottori, Japan under the helm of Rob Urbanati of Queens Theatre. 

Greg is affiliated with the CodeRed Playwrights collective: a group of writers from all over the nation who have penned short royalty-free works memorializing incidents of gun violence in schools and places of worship. His play A SHELL OF WHO SHE ONCE WAS, part of their #FAITH series, has been seen on stages in Eugene, OR, Minneapolis, MN, Seattle, WA, and Ames, IA.

Proud member of the Dramatists Guild, he lives in central Florida.