for nearly forty years.A member of the Actors Studio since its heyday in the 1960s, his early mentors were
Jerzy Grotowski, Lee Strasberg, and Berthold Brecht. He spent a year observing rehearsals at Brecht’s
Berliner Ensemble in the late 50s. His legendary production of Alice in Wonderland, directed for his company
The Manhattan Project, played in New York for seven years, as well as touring the U.S, Europe, and the
Middle East. His relationship with Wallace Shawn, which has been ongoing for over thirty years, began with
his production of Shawn’s Our Late Night, which was presented at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater. Shawn and
Gregory went on to create and star in My Dinner With André, which was directed by Louis Malle. My Dinner
With André was one of the two or three films to launch the American independent film movement, and has now become a classic. Gregory then went on to direct Uncle Vanya, in the abandoned ruins of an old
Broadway Theatre for an audience of thirty, and that production became the basis of another collaboration
with Shawn and Malle, the film Vanya on 42nd Street. In 2000, Gregory directed Shawn’s play, The Designated
Mourner, in an abandoned turn-of-the-century Wall Street men’s club. Gregory’s most recent production of
Endgame – over the years, he’s done three – was performed in an unfinished Donald Judd building in the
middle of the Marfa Texas desert. Currently, he and Shawn are in the process of working on a film based on
Shawn’s translation of Ibsen’s The Master Builder.
As an actor, Gregory has performed in a dozen Hollywood films, including films directed by Martin
Scorsese, Peter Weir and Woody Allen. Gregory has two children, Nicolas and Marina. His latest passions
are his wife, Cindy, his two cats, and his newfound form of artistic expression, drawing.