Gregory Boyd is a man of many talents. In his theatrical career he has served as director, actor, producer, administrator, librettist and educator. Mr. Boyd was born in San Francisco in 1951. As a teacher he has been on the faculties of Carnegie Mellon, Williams College and the University of North Carolina where he was the head of the Professional Theatre Training Program. He has directed and acted at the Berkely Repertory Company, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the Milwaukee Repertory Company, the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival and the Williamstown Theatre Festival, just to name a few. After a four-year stint as head of StageWest in Springfield, Massachusetts, Boyd was recruited to the challenging position as the third artistic director in the history of the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas. Mr. Boyd began his tenure in 1989 with two goals: to make a name for the Alley in both National and International Theatre. In 1996, Boyd more than succeeded when he picked up the Tony Award for Regional Theatre as a representative of the Alley. Since his arrival, the Alley Theatre has produced their shows to a record growth of audience members in its native Houston as well as 40 U.S. cities and a number of prestigious European festivals. Mr. Boyd has directed over twenty Alley productions, including the groundbreaking The Greeks , Cyrano de Bergerac , One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "In the Jungle of Cities , Jekyll & Hyde (Premiere), Three Sisters , The Food Chain , The Importance of Being Earnest , Svengali (Premiere), and Measure for Measure . Mr. Boyd has also directed the recordings of Jekyll & Hyde and The Civil War for Atlantic Records. He has produced premiers by Edward Albee, Robert Wilson, and Frank Wildhorn (including the ever popular Jekyll & Hyde .) His latest project, The Civil War , which he co-wrote with Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy also premiered at the Alley Theatre before it s Broadway run. Gregory Boyd is currently working on Havana with collaborators Wildhorn and Murphy and famed director Jerry Zaks.