Gregory L. Beam

El Paso , Texas


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Film Professor


Personal Bio

Gregory L. Beam is a writer, performer, composer, podcaster, and college professor.


His scripts have placed or advanced in competition for the Nicholl Fellowship, Cinestory Fellowship (Third Prize), Page Awards (Top Ten Finalist), Humanitas Fellowship, Screencraft Cinematic Books Competition, Stowe Story Labs, and Austin Film Festival. His short film “The Arrangements” (2016) has screened at multiple festivals and was nominated for “Best of the Borderland” at the 2019 Borderscene Film Festival.


Greg’s stage plays have been produced in London, New York, and Chicago, notably The Bloody Romantic (Chicago, 2006) and Keepsake (London, 2014). His work has been described as “perversely sophisticated… refreshingly transgressive” (Chicago Reader), “smart, stylish, sharply realistic drama” (TimeOut London), and “something important in the modern theatre” (British Theatre Guide). In 2013, he was part of the writing team for Hot Fun in the Wintertime!, which played Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. In 2015, he was a member of Interstate 73, the playwrights group hosted by Off-Broadway theatre Page 73. Three of Greg’s plays have been semi-finalists for the O’Neill Center National Playwrights Conference.


Greg’s debut novel, Reclamation, was self-published in 2017. The same year, he launched the podcast Quite Useless, a philosophical exploration of art and its role in our lives. He has also written podcast scripts for Parcast, a Spotify company.


As an actor, Greg has appeared on stages across the U.S. and in numerous films, commercials, and video games, including The Dark Knight and multiple title for Rock Star Games.


Greg has a BA from the University of Chicago and an MFA from The University of California–Irvine. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Practice in Film at the University of Texas at El Paso. Before moving to the Southwest, he taught for several years at the New York Film Academy.

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