George Cameron Grant is the grandson of Lanarkshire-born Olympian George Guthrie Cameron.
He is the internationally produced author of 14 full length plays, dozens of one acts, and countless monologues. His latest full-length, FORTUNE, inspired by the life of Miss Rose Fortune (http://www.RoseFortune.com) appeared at NYC's MITF Festival, to packed houses and standing ovations, and will be opening soon at King's Theatre in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, on St. George Street, where Rose Fortune lived and worked 80 of her 90 years. CROCKETT'S LAST STAND, his play about Congressman David Crockett's Stand against Andrew Jackson and his Indian Removal Act of 1830, was featured at Strawberry Festival's Summer of One Acts. L'IMAGE, George's latest evening of One Acts about Vanity and Vulnerability, appeared this Fall at Jersey City Theater Center. MINTS, a one woman one act, won BEST PLAY at both Manhattan Rep's Summer Fest 2016 and Secret Theatre's 2016 Winter Fest. In addition, MINTS, and another one woman one act, BROKEN, both appeared at the 2016 United Solo Festival in NYC. BROKEN also appeared at Manhattan Rep and MITF in 2016. SACRIFICE, his “Nightmare in One Act,” was featured in MITF's Summer One Act Festival, and was called “A Twilight Zone episode for the stage.” PUSH, an anti-bullying "Tool for Tolerance," has just joined Epitaph, a full-length play dedicated to his Father, and 4 X’MAS, his evening of one-act Christmas plays, as published members of the Samuel French family. PUSH, a finalist NYC's Strawberry Festival, has already been performed in dozens of schools and theaters in this country and Canada, including the Hollywood Fringe Festival, presented by the Theatre Academy of Los Angeles City College. George is an
8-time Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Finalist, most recently for his play FORECLOSURE, also named a Finalist in the Nantucket Short Play Festival and NYC's Strawberry Short Play Festival. LEBEN, his full-length, three-woman play about mothers, daughters, life and loss, had its West Coast Premiere September, 2012, at the Stage Door Repertory Theatre in Anaheim, CA. His latest full-length Christmas play, HEAVEN CENT: A Christmas Tale in Two Testaments, written on commission for the same theater, had its World Premiere there two months later, and was called "ONE OF THE YEAR'S 5 BEST" by Angela Hatcher of the Orange County News. In addition to SANCTUARY, George has just completed FORBIDDEN, a cautionary tale about a society in the not so distant future, where random sex and conformity is the norm, and where love, beauty and individuality is banned. His work as a bookwriter/lyricist/composer includes IN SEARCH OF ALICE, and BEAUTY, two original musicals he has created in collaboration with New York composer Michael J. Shapiro. As a screenwriter, he is a two-time participant in the NY Independent Film Market, and has just completed his fifth screenplay, a screen adaptation of his play PUSH. Mr. Grant is also the writer of dozens of songs, including PASS ON THE LOVE, performed by the legendary Persuasions and featured in Spike Lee’s DO IT A CAPPELLA. As graphic designer, Mr. Grant is an Addy Award winner for his work on August Wilson’s FENCES, also creating posters and ad campaigns for scores of motion pictures, Academy Award® Winners and Nominees included. George is the proud father of Elizabeth and Jenna, and is a member of BMI and the Dramatists Guild. George can be reached on Facebook, Twitter (@cameron313), on LinkedIn, emailed at [email protected], or through his website: www.georgecamerongrant.com