Greg Owens is Verge Theater’s playwright in residence and a regular instructor.
A published playwright with multiple productions of his work around the United States over the past 30 years, Greg Owens earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Playwriting at Indiana University in the early ‘90s when the school was ranked among the top ten graduate theatre programs in the country. The Chicago Tribune named his play The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild the Best Off-Loop Play of the Year in 2001 and it is in its 20th year of being produced by small theatres, universities and high schools throughout the country. Tulsa, as well as the full-length play Home Front, and a collection of one acts, US Blues, are available through Broadway Play Publishing and his work has been included in anthologies from Smith & Kraus and Applause Books.
Greg has taught Playwriting and Theatre Production for Montana State University and for nine years was the executive director of the Bozeman Youth Initiative, mentoring youth-directed community projects, including BOB, the mobile greenhouse bus and dozens of all-ages music and arts events. He currently works for the Montana Continuum of Care Coalition, supporting homeless service providers across the state.