gregory bonsignore

Playwright,Writer, freelance writer
Los Angeles, CA, United States

About gregory

Bio

GREGORY BONSIGNORE: one of Dramatics Magazine's "Up & Comers," was trained in Greek Drama in Athens, TV writing at the BBC, and is an honors graduate from New York University ('05), where he wrote & directed a number of film shorts and short plays. He's worked on many Broadway/Off-Bway shows, including 42nd Street, Tartuffe [Roundabout], Debbie Does Dallas, The Look of Love, The Awesome 80's Prom, The Geranium on the Window Sill Just Died, Who's Afraid of Virginia Tech, and in Creative Development for Disney on Broadway - including Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and rewrites for Tarzan. He also wrote the book for the NY musical workshop of "The Kevin Meaney Show". In London, he was the head writer for BBC's "Grierson Awards" hosted by Esther Rantzen, and in L.A. worked on BBC's HU$TLE, before joining USA's "In Plain Sight", writing for CBS's "Three Rivers", and writing for the pilot of ABC's logic-based quiz show, "Million Dollar Mind Game". He ran a Fulbright-funded Theatre program in Egypt and was the Resident Playwright at The Library of Alexandria - researching, writing and debuting his play, "A Matter of Fact," on the destruction of the Ancient Library and the creation of the Jewish, Christian & Arab myths. Recently, he was invited on a two-week TV Creator Masterclass in Israel/Palestine with Nina Tassler, Darren Starr, Hagai Levi, et. al., and to the Entertainment Master Class at the Rose D'Or Intl. TV Festival in Lucerne, Swizerland with a reading of his pilot "As Seen on TV". He has lectured at a number of institutions - including The New York Public Library. Most recently, he was commissioned to create a new show attraction for Universal Studios Theme Parks, he's just completed a screenplay "Gay Chicken" with Jeff Marx (Avenue Q) & Jeff Witzke, wrote a number of notable speeches for California's Anti-Prop 8 movement, is curiously a MaƮtre Fromager & Eagle Scout, and now writing on the Fox series "Lie to Me". He has two pilots currently in development and is a proud member of the Dramatist's Guild and Writer's Guild. [gregory.bonsignore@gmail.com]

Languages

English, Italian, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Cheese, Musical Theatre, Playwrighting, History of Television, Abrahamic Faiths, Ptolemaic Alexandria, The Ancient Library of Alexandria

An idea worth spreading

You probably DO actually like Goat and Blue cheese, but have just been primed on boring one-dimensional grocery store $hi+ that it shouldn't stop you from trying two of the most amazing gastronomic experiences our world can provide.

I'm passionate about

Moving away from fear and myth-based morality as a civilization, through broad-reaching early education on the history of mythology and religion & epistemology/ identity theory.

Talk to me about

What you're passionate about and things that I might be wrong about.

People don't know I'm good at

Pairing Wine/Beer/Sake with Cheese.