Randy Gross

Playwright Lyricist

Playwright/screenwriter Randy Lee Gross has had plays presented in thirteen U.S. states and also in London and Sydney. His full-length play, “The Naugahyde Man,” was awarded the prestigious Pacific/Rim Prize as part of the 2020 Kumu Kahua/UHM Theatre Department Playwriting Contest; his full-length play, “The Haunted Train,” received an off-off Broadway production – with music – at Theatre For The New City in October 2015; and his play “Bread” was included in “The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2015” (Smith & Kraus, Inc.). As a screenwriter, his TV pilot script, “Five Kid Stud,” was a quarterfinalist in the 2022 Pitch Now Screenwriting Competition (Season 4); his TV pilot script, “99 Ways to Get Out of Gym Class,” was a 2nd Round selection in the 2021 ISA Fast Track Fellowship; his full-length musical screenplay, “Vegan Vampires From Vermont,” was honored as Best Horror/Comedy Screenplay at the 2021 Die Laughing Film Festival; his TV pilot script, “Playing With Ghosts,” was a quarter-finalist in the 2021 Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship (Season 4); his full-length animated screenplay, “Tuft Enough,” was a quarter-finalist in the 2020 Atlanta International Screenplay Awards; and his full-length screenplay, “The Obligatory,” won the Best Genre (Comedy) Award at the 2015 Asbury Park Music in Film Festival. Additionally, since 2003, Mr. Gross has been staging charitable live radio theater comedy productions in the Central PA region - the annual Halloween Radio Theater & Winter Radio Theater shows, most recently at Center Street Grille in Enola, PA.



Play Production Credits

Theatre Tapas, O.G. Productions, Columbus, Ohio - Play, A Better Periscope, Produced (Sept., 2019); Patchwork Dickens (A Christmas Carol Reimagined), Post Wakefield, Wakefield, UK - Play, The Other Apprentice, included as part of 5-stave production (Dec., 2019); Third Annual Fall Performance Series, Five & Dime Drama Collective, Eureka Springs, AK - Play, Angels of the Mansions of the Moon, staged as World Premiere (Oct. 11 – 14, 2018); One Year Later, Civic Engagement in the Era of Trump, Federal Theatre Project, Wash., D.C. - Play, Spectacular Disasters, performed (Nov. 11, 2017); Short + Sweet Sydney, Sydney, Australia - Play, Spectacular Disasters, staged as part of Top 80, Week 6 (March 8 – 11, 2018); Chills and Thrills - A Collection of Short Plays, Baytown Little Theater, Baytown, TX - Play Produced, The 23rd Dead Guy Reunion, (Oct. 6 – 15, 2017); ACT ONE: One Act, The Secret Theatre, Long Island City, NY - Winner, Best Play - The Hunchback of Marshall Avenue (Jan. 12-28, 2017); WestFest, Theatre West, Los Angeles, CA - Bread, Voted Audience Favorite (performed Oct. 14-16 & 28-30, 2016); “The Best 10-Minute Plays 2015,” Smith and Kraus Publishers - Bread ( published March, 2016); Unmasked Theatre Company (at Theater for the New City), New York, NY - Musical adaptation of my full-length drama, The Haunted Train (Oct. 14-18, 2015); Six Players In Search of Two Plays, New Embassy Theatre, Cumberland, MD - Winner, The Terror Merchants (Play given two-weekend production in April, 2010); Short + Sweet Sydney, Sydney, Australia - Semifinalist, Bread  (Staged live on 2/16/08).