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GREGG MOZGALA

CAST/NYC CEREBRAL POSSE LEADER/IMPACT TEAM

Gregg Mozgala is the Artistic Director of The Apothetae, a theater company dedicated to the production of works that explore and illuminate the “Disabled Experience.” A critically acclaimed actor and playwright, Gregg has been in various New York productions Off- and Off-Off Broadway with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The LAByrinthTheatre Company, La Mama ETC, Performance Space 122, Theater Breaking Through Barriers, The Brick Theater, The National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped and the Ensemble Studio Theatre.  Regionally, he has appeared on stage at the Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, the Spoleto Festival USA and with Nebraska Shakespeare Festival. He has worked internationally in London, England and Zagreb, Croatia.  He has recorded for the public radio show “Playing On Air” with Mammie Gummer and Tony winning director John Rando.

His plays have been presented Off-Broadway with Theatre Breaking Through Barriers and at the Ensemble Studio Theatre as well as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and in various theaters throughout New York City.  Gregg is a former member of the Obie-award winning playwriting group Youngblood, at The Ensemble Studio Theatre.  His ten-minute play “French Twist” was presented by SHOUT LLC and Semantic Compaction, Inc. as part of the Pittsburgh Employment Conference in August 2011 and had the distinction of being the first play ever to feature assistive augmentative communicators (AAC users), speaking in real time. For several years he has served as a mentor for The Kennedy Center’s Playwright Discovery Program, an annual, national competition that invites middle and high school students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of script writing.

In 2008 Gregg studied intensively with Tamar Rogoff and was a member of her dance company, Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects, for two years, notably dancing the role of the Faun in “Diagnosis of a Faun”, which toured nationally after its premiere at La Mama in New York. Along with Tamar, he has been invited to speak about the effects of cerebral palsy at the Wyss Institute For Biological Engineering at Harvard University, La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Eastern Carolina University Medical School, Columbia University Medical School and the Kennedy-Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. Gregg has been a keynote speaker for United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwest Washington’s Family Conference. He now teaches and works with adults and young people with CP and he helped to start the first Cerebral Posse in New York City.