MARCUS D. GREGIO is an educator, of both English and drama, and has taught secondary education in public and independent schools as well as at the college level for over twenty years. A recognized Shakespeare scholar (with an MFA in the subject), and a classically trained actor, Marcus holds formal academic degrees with concentrations in business, theatre, and British literature.
A native of the Hudson Valley, Marcus in an international stage director who has trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and has worked at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. A playwright, choreographer, percussionist, and lighting designer, Marcus is also trained in stage combat with credentials with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, the British Academy of Dramatic Combat, and the Society of American Fight Directors (where he is a member).
With a long list of publications to his credit (as a publisher, writer, editor, and graphic designer), Marcus was Associate Editor for the Society of American Fight Directors’ Cutting Edge Magazine and for a number of years, bi-monthly, created, published, and edited an electronic, stand-alone, full color literary magazine (the first of its kind on the internet). Marcus also created and managed thriving drama programs and was the founder and Artistic/Managing Director of Leeds Repertory Company (producing predominately new plays and musicals). His books include Shakespeare Festivals Around the World, Contemporary Shakespeare, and The Other Side (a collection of short stories). Marcus is a full member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.