Ian Gregory Trutt

Ian Gregory Trutt

is a biracial Puerto Rican screenwriter, director, and professionally produced playwright originally from Atlanta, GA. He specializes in dark comedies and social commentary brought to life with sharp dialogue.

Trutt holds an MFA in screenwriting from UGA under the mentorship of Christine Swanson (Chicago PD, All About Us) and Holly Sorensen (Step Up, Make It Or Break It). His first cinematic...
is a biracial Puerto Rican screenwriter, director, and professionally produced playwright originally from Atlanta, GA. He specializes in dark comedies and social commentary brought to life with sharp dialogue.

Trutt holds an MFA in screenwriting from UGA under the mentorship of Christine Swanson (Chicago PD, All About Us) and Holly Sorensen (Step Up, Make It Or Break It). His first cinematic project, “Cam Girl,” is slated for production later this year.

Before that, Trutt focused primarily on playwriting, having directed his own adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel “Stardust” while at Emory University, where he would graduate with honors. He later assistant directed on the Berkshire Theater Festival's "The Mystery of Irma Vep" and directed a revue at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, MA. In 2015, he was a Young Playwrights Festival resident at the Horizon Theatre.

As Managing Director of Natural Eclipse Productions, his premieres included:

“A Damn Fine Hotel For Your Uppity White Ass”
“What Comes to Light” (a radio drama featured in 2019's Atlanta Fringe Festival)
“A Monday Like Any Other in the Bermuda Triangle” (co-directed)
“What Are Your Thoughts On...” (an interview-based podcast)

Plays

  • The Insomniacs Club
    a digital play inspired by the works of Jane Austen
  • A Monday Like Any Other in the Bermuda Triangle
    Elle Dornan, former princess of Monaco, moves in with Gillian Kane, an out of work supermodel with a condo in the Bahamas. As money drains, drinks pour, and secrets are revealed, these two learn what success means to them and what they want out of life.
  • Zoom! Zoomers zooming through a Zoom play
    A postmodern experiment.
  • Girly
    Twins Caden and Davy deal with death, each other, and the value of fruity drinks in this short piece.
  • Good News! The World Is Over, And You’re All Dead.
    a casual conversation
  • A Damn Fine Hotel for Your Uppity White Ass
    Joan Taylor is an African-American woman who owns the Historic Oakland Hotel in Atlanta. She, her daughter Callie, and her adopted son Tripp are put to the test when wealthy investors buy the place on behalf of their client. The Taylors have to fight to keep the hotel running, all while Tripp starts to fall in love with the investors' daughter Lilac. This irreverant show contains themes of race and family...
    Joan Taylor is an African-American woman who owns the Historic Oakland Hotel in Atlanta. She, her daughter Callie, and her adopted son Tripp are put to the test when wealthy investors buy the place on behalf of their client. The Taylors have to fight to keep the hotel running, all while Tripp starts to fall in love with the investors' daughter Lilac. This irreverant show contains themes of race and family that are explored through unconventional means.