POOR PENNY PRODUCTIONS, INC., "PPP" (founded in 1991) is a Theatrical Productions Company, founded by Gregory L. Hudson, that is committed to advancing the exposure of African American Theatre into our community and into the mainstream, while providing an artistic outlet and employment to the enormous pool of talented African-American Artists. Poor Penny Productions is an independently funded Professional Theatrical Production Company, based in Queens, New York, and is available for productions, tours, fundraisers, and benefits. Special arrangements can be made for lectures and workshops (acting, writing, directing, voice, movement & productions) and seminars in the performing arts.
Gregory is the author of "Why I Sued Eddie Murphy", "Monologues: Dramatic Monologues For Actors", "No Harm, No Foul", "48 POEMS: Reflections Of A Poet", and "SHOWTIME: Comedic Acting Scene for Two Actors". Gregory consults, lectures and teach primarily in the performing arts areas of acting, voice, movement, writing, producing, and directing. He founded his first theatrical production company, The Hudson Repertory Company as an undergraduate student at Brooklyn College; which later became Poor Penny Productions, Inc., where he served as founder and artistic director. Gregory also lectures and consults in the area of Copyright Infringement and is highly respected as an Intellectual Property Expert.
Stage Plays (two-acts)
No Harm, No Foul, an outrageous comedy; A Piece Of My Dream, a compelling southern racial drama; Bronx House, a powerful urban (gang related) prison drama; Vagabond Love, a two character romantic love story.
Stage Plays (one-act)
Unity, a hilarious comedy about equal opportunity employment; Traffic Jam, a comedic look at the dangers writing parking tickets as a New York City Traffic Agent;
Severance, a melodrama about civil servants trying to keep their jobs;
Screen Plays (Movies)
Thaddeus McCain, Action/comedy, "plot unavailable"
A Piece Of My Dream, movie version of the stage play
The Plaintiff, Action/thriller, "plot unavailable"
No Harm, No Foul, movie version of the play
Bronx House (In development)
Buck...Wild! comedy, "plot unavailable"
Blinging, series, "plot unavailable"
Vagabond Love (Television special)
A Piece of My Dream, The Gene Frankel Theatre, NYC; No Harm, No Foul, CAMI HALL, NYC; Vagabond Love, Lincoln Square Theatre, NYC; Bronx House, Black Spectrum Theatre, Queens, New York; Unity, Trump Regency Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ; Severance, various Radio Stations; Traffic Jam, Lincoln Square Theatre, NYC; Robaire, (musical) by Jimmy Johnson & Memories & and Atmosphere (Musical) by Tommie King, CAMI HALL, NYC; (musical) New York University (NYU); Cinderella Punished, by Scott Tobin, Brooklyn College; I'm Not Really Like This, by Neal Munjack, Brooklyn College, Family Puzzles by Joan Fraser, Brooklyn College; An Evening of Shakespeare, Brooklyn College Amphitheater;
Acting: beginning, intermediate, advance & classical; directing, producing; Writing: plays, films, television & novels; Copyright: Protecting your work, what is and is not protectible, how to protect your work & and remedies to copyright infringement.
Areas of Studies:
Theatre productions, Brooklyn Academy Of Music (BAM); Theatre Marketing, Carnegie Hall; Theatre Seminar, Lincoln Center Center for the Performing Arts; Musical Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club; Producing on and off Broadway theatre, Mark Roulf Productions; Performing Arts Law, Contract Law, Wientraub & Wientraub; Education Law, Brooklyn College.
The Public Theatre (formerly know as the Joseph Papp Theatre), A Chorus Line, Broadway;
The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood; Central Park to Broadway;
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Performing Arts Management; Bachelors of Arts in Theatre; Brooklyn College.