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Greg Pierce

Greg Pierce Greg Pierce grew up in northern Vermont and studied English and theatre at Oberlin College. He then moved to the East Village where he´s lived for the past seven years. He´s written two novels, Waltz Games and Live from the Tapioca Room. He´s written and performed plays including The Suburbanoids and The Adventures of Lover-Tron in downtown New York City and Chicago with his group The Bad Astronauts. Last summer, Pierce was commissioned by the Hollywood Bowl to write new verses to accompany Camille Saint- Saens´ Carnival of the Animals that were performed with the L.A. Philharmonic. He is an Edward F. Albee Foundation fellow. Pierce was an artist-in-residence at the Horse Trade Theater in New York City and at the New York Public Library where he was given a studio for two years. His short story Twelve Short Letters was published in the journal Sentient City. When he was 12, Pierce made enough money doing hot dog commercials to buy himself every single Star Wars action figure, not to brag. He´s currently collaborating with writer/director Stephen Earnhart on a stage adaptation of Murakami´s novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle for a 2008 production in Tokyo.