Greg Lam

Greg Lam

Greg Lam is a playwright, screenwriter, and board game designer who lives in the Greater Boston area. He is the creator of the "Boston Podcast Players" podcast (bostonpodcastplayers.com) which presents excerpted readings of new full length plays by and interviews with Boston playwrights. He is the co-founder of the Asian-American Playwright Collective. His full-length play REPOSSESSED received its...
Greg Lam is a playwright, screenwriter, and board game designer who lives in the Greater Boston area. He is the creator of the "Boston Podcast Players" podcast (bostonpodcastplayers.com) which presents excerpted readings of new full length plays by and interviews with Boston playwrights. He is the co-founder of the Asian-American Playwright Collective. His full-length play REPOSSESSED received its world premiere at Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers, FL in 2018 after readings in Boston, Seattle, and Connecticut. 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, Fresh Ink Theatre, Pork Filled Productions, The Depot, The Boston Theatre Marathon, The Pulp Stage, Ixion Theatre Ensemble, Eagle and Beaver Ensemble, 4th Street Theatre, Midwest Dramatists Conference, The Best of All Possible Podcast, Aching Dogs Theatre Company, Shadow Boxing Theatre, and others. You can see works of his that have been filmed at https://tinyurl.com/greglam. For more about Greg, see http://www.pair-of-dice.com.

Plays

  • Repossessed
    FULL LENGTH - What would happen to our world if anyone could choose to remix and rewrite their memories and personalities?

    Rich and Gretchen seem to have the ideal marriage, until they learn that it was manufactured by a mysterious biotech company which installed it into their brains. Because they can no longer afford this service, the company must repossess their improvements.

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    FULL LENGTH - What would happen to our world if anyone could choose to remix and rewrite their memories and personalities?

    Rich and Gretchen seem to have the ideal marriage, until they learn that it was manufactured by a mysterious biotech company which installed it into their brains. Because they can no longer afford this service, the company must repossess their improvements.

    REPOSSESSED explores questions of identity, morality, and authenticity amidst a world of rapidly changing technology and the ethics that come with it.

    Hear an excerpt of the play with playwright interview here: https://www.bostonpodcastplayers.com/bpp-season1/
  • Chaplin & Keaton on the Set of Limelight
    FULL LENGTH - What would it be like to witness two geniuses at work?

    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 nostalgic story of an old comedian doing one last performance...
    FULL LENGTH - What would it be like to witness two geniuses at work?

    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 nostalgic story of an old comedian doing one last performance. This play imagines what it might have been like on that set while exploring the lives of these two titans of cinema.

    CHAPLIN AND KEATON ON THE SET OF LIMELIGHT explores the tension between the desire to entertain and the need to fight for a greater world in politically dangerous times. What responsibilities does an artist have beyond bringing a smile to the face of an audience?
  • The Trouble With Maisie
    10 MINUTE - The relationship of two siblings is threatened by the reappearance of a ventriloquist's dummy named Maisie. Co-authored by Walt McGough.

    THE TROUBLE WITH MAISIE is an outrageous look at the perils of relationships, familial, human, and otherwise.
  • Interventions
    10 MINUTE- A couple on a hike find their special plans interrupted by a succession of time travelers, each with a different message from the future.

    INTERVENTIONS is a funny, fast paced romp about time travel, romance, and the consequences of decisions.
  • Introspections
    COLLECTION OF 10-MINUTE PLAYS - Nine 10 minute plays by Greg Lam collected into one volume suitable for a full-length showcase.

    Nine short, funny, touching, weird, and surprising short plays that have been produced around the world. Featuring ventriloquism, The Cuban Missile Crisis, Psychic Alien Cyborg Detectives, boxing cornermen, karaoke in Iowa, time travel, and of course superstitious Red...
    COLLECTION OF 10-MINUTE PLAYS - Nine 10 minute plays by Greg Lam collected into one volume suitable for a full-length showcase.

    Nine short, funny, touching, weird, and surprising short plays that have been produced around the world. Featuring ventriloquism, The Cuban Missile Crisis, Psychic Alien Cyborg Detectives, boxing cornermen, karaoke in Iowa, time travel, and of course superstitious Red Sox fans.

    THE TROUBLE WITH MAISIE (co-written by Walt McGough), GIVEN AWAY, CROSSOVER FICTION, HAPPY DAUGHTER, STICK AND MOVE, THE FALLOUT (co-written by Dylan Charles), LILITH AT THE WEDDING, OCTOBER, and INTERVENTIONS.
  • Stick and Move
    10 MINUTE - A couple on their first date learn that when the date is on, it's always good to have someone in your corner.

    STICK AND MOVE is a fast and funny 10 minute play about the dating scene. It's rough out there, so keep your guard up.
  • The Fallout
    10 MINUTE - In 1962, a couple feverishly pack 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.

    THE FALLOUT is a 10 minute character driven comedy/drama commissioned, conceived, written and performed within 24 hours as part of the 2016 Fresh Ink Mad...
    10 MINUTE - In 1962, a couple feverishly pack 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.

    THE FALLOUT is a 10 minute character driven comedy/drama commissioned, conceived, written and performed within 24 hours as part of the 2016 Fresh Ink Mad Dash, co-written by Dylan Charles. It's a play where an incoming disaster reveals another personal disaster hidden from sight.
  • Crossover Fiction
    10 MINUTE - A sci-fi heroine takes a journey into a strange new world... Earth!

    CROSSOVER FICTION is a 10 minute Sci-Fi romp which asks what happens when the ulimate barrier is breached, the boundary between fiction and reality.
  • The Line
    10 MINUTE: People wait in a very long line that doesn't move for a very long time. We find out why.
  • The Dowry of Princess Talia
    ONE ACT - A sweet but hapless and dimwitted suitor wants to win the hand of the feisty and intelligent Princess Talia, and so he must complete several daunting quests. He has no chance, unless the resourceful princess gives him a hand without his knowledge.
    THE DOWRY OF PRINCESS TALIA is a sly and irreverent 20 minute children's play for children of all ages that takes old tales and turns them topsy...
    ONE ACT - A sweet but hapless and dimwitted suitor wants to win the hand of the feisty and intelligent Princess Talia, and so he must complete several daunting quests. He has no chance, unless the resourceful princess gives him a hand without his knowledge.
    THE DOWRY OF PRINCESS TALIA is a sly and irreverent 20 minute children's play for children of all ages that takes old tales and turns them topsy turvy. It is a fractured fairy tale featuring gentle giants, woebegone witches, and dragons who'd rather play than spit fire.
  • Happy Daughter
    10 MINUTE - 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.
    HAPPY DAUGHTER is a witty and frazzled 10 minute meditation about the rocky relationship between the generations of Asian-American women in America.
  • October
    10 MINUTE - Red Sox fans watching an important playoff game must watch their every move lest their actions bring back luck to their team. OCTOBER is a 10 minute comedy examining the irrational rational belief that comes with being a sports fan.

    Note: This play was based on the 2004 Red Sox. There is also an updated version of this play adapted to the 2016 Cubs' season.
  • Given Away
    10 MINUTE - A woman is thrown for a loop when she asks her girlfriend's mother for permission to marry her daughter. She discovers that her future mother-in-law is not quite as progressive as she had assumed.
    GIVEN AWAY is a sly and barbed 10 minute comedy exploring the hidden depths of people you assume to be on your side.
  • Badminton, Worse Minton
    10 MINUTE - Tensions run high between two partners at the annual intramural all-college Wong Hsu memorial mixed doubles bandminton challenge
  • The Boy Who Drew Cats
    An adaptation of a Japanese folk tale about a boy traveling who likes to draw cats when he finds himself alone in a strange house... with walls begging to be drawn upon.
  • The Last Position
    ONE-MINUTE: Two people are kneeling. Hands behind their head. They talk.