Greg Lam

Greg Lam

Greg Lam is a playwright, screenwriter, and board game designer who lives in Boston, MA. He is currently working to launch a podcast in 2017 called "Boston Podcast Players" (bostonpodcastplayers.com) which will present excerpts of new full length plays by Boston playwrights in podcast form. Greg was a member of the 2016 Company One Playlab for the development of Boston area playwrights. His works...
Greg Lam is a playwright, screenwriter, and board game designer who lives in Boston, MA. He is currently working to launch a podcast in 2017 called "Boston Podcast Players" (bostonpodcastplayers.com) which will present excerpts of new full length plays by Boston playwrights in podcast form. Greg was a member of the 2016 Company One Playlab for the development of Boston area playwrights. His works have been produced by Company One, Aching Dogs Theatre Company, The Boston Theatre Marathon, The Pulp Stage, Malarkey Films, Argali Films, Suffolk University Theatre, Shadow Boxing Theatre, and others. You can see works of his that have been filmed including the webseries he created at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBF0B7AEDB0C7CCF3

Plays

  • Repossessed
    A husband and wife facing a financial reversal discover that their seemingly happy marriage has actually been a fiction manufactured and implanted in their minds via a new technology, one which they can no longer afford. Through the repossession of the the last five years of their lives, we explore the extent that people are willing to buy and sell their lives and the lives of others.
  • Chaplin & Keaton on the Set of Limelight
    Silent Comedy legends Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton worked together only once, on Chaplin's last movie before being exiled from the United States. For the deeply autobiographical Limelight, Chaplin cast the down on his luck Keaton to play a small part in his nostalgiac story of an old comedian doing one last performance. This play imagines what it might have been like on that set.
  • Stick and Move
    A couple on their first date learn that when the date is on, it's always good to have someone in your corner.
  • The Fallout
    In 1962, a couple feverishly packs to escape a coming doom- When a knock on the door is heard. They prepare themselves for the worst, but it turns out it's just their neighbors who haven't seen the evening paper... yet. A 10 minute play commissioned, conceived, written and performed within 24 hours as part of the 2016 Fresh Ink Mad Dash, co-written by Dylan Charles.
  • Crossover Fiction
    A sci-fi heroine takes a journey into a strange new world... Earth!
  • Happy Daughter
    An Asian-American woman living in Iowa has to entertain her mother and her mother's new very loud and very Caucasian boyfriend who are coming for a visit.
  • Giving and Taking
    A woman is thrown for a loop when she asks her girlfriend's mother for her daughter's hand in marriage, and she discovers that her future mother-in-law is not quite as progressive as she assumed.
  • The Dowry of Princess Talia
    A sweet but hapless and dimwitted suitor wants to win the hand of the feisty and intelligent Princess Talia, and must complete several daunting quests in order to do so. He has no chance, unless the resourceful princess gives him a hand without his knowledge.
  • October
    Red Sox fans watching an important playoff game must watch their every move lest their actions bring back luck to their team.
  • The Boy Who Drew Cats
    In an adaptation of a Japanese folk tale, a young apprentice is dismissed from a monastery for painting cats all over the monastery's great works. On the road home, the cats prove useful in dealing with a terrifying creature.