Gray Shaw is a local playwright who has at times over the past seven years lived in
Butchertown, The Highlands, and, most recently, Old Louisville, while taking regular forays into
other city neighborhoods such as Germantown, Smoketown, Portland and any other that may
peak his interest on a given day. Gray has written a number of full-length and ten-minute plays
over the past years, workshopping some of these at Chicago Dramatists and others at CCM’s
Summer Playwright Conference at the University of Cincinnati. His full-length plays include “A
young couple walks into a bar . . .”, “Family Tradition”, and his most recent creation, “A Fall
Planting”, while his ten-minute plays include “Me, Myself & Id”, “High School Reunion”, “The
Wall”, and “Heads, I Win”; the last being included as part of the TenTucky Festival at Bard’s
Town Theatre in 2018, later chosen by Arts Louisville for its Best Short Play Award for that year.
Finally, Gray’s one-act play, “The Rewrite” was a finalist in the 2018 Tennessee Williams Literary
Festival in New Orleans, while his serial short, “A Noir Too Far?” was part of the Serials!8 at
Cincinnati’s Fringe Theatre in 2018. Gray is honored to be selected to be a member of Derby
City Playwrights this year, and looks forward to working with the other chosen playwrights to
bring interesting and thought-provoking voices and stories to our Derby City community.