Alicia Lynn Grega is a writer, artist, and professor from Scranton, Pennsylvania. She worked as an arts writer/editor at The Scranton Times (electric city) for 15 years and has taught arts and communications courses at Lackawanna College since 2016. Since November 2019, she has worked part-time as Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the Catherine McAuley Center. In January 2020, she joined the NEIU#19’s roster of Arts in Education teaching artists working with the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership to integrate arts into elementary school curricula.
Alicia has also worked as a director, producer and dramaturg for Electric Theatre Company and Scranton Public Theatre and as a performance coach for youth and adults. A poetry chapbook featuring original photography, titled Haptikos, was published in 2016. Original scripts produced include Operation Wanderlust, Insomniac Salad, Banger’s Elixir, and White Matter Surplus. Among her awards are the Robert Fisher Oxnam Award in Playwriting, grants from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and an NEA Arts Journalism Institute fellowship. Alicia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Drew University and an MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage from Point Park University. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
This blog is alternately abandoned and then occasionally reinvents itself as Alicia explores the ever-changing landscape of Internet publishing and sharing outlets.
It evolved into a more general exploration of aesthetic evolution after first serving as an ongoing commentary in the wake of Alicia’s 2009 Individual Creative Artist Fellowship in Arts Commentary Award from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The project traced the resurgence of vaudevillian arts in contemporary performance or “neo-vaudeville.” Her research on that project grew to consider visual and fashion trends and styles such as steampunk in addition to performance including alternative circuses and sideshow, punk cabaret, gypsy punk, burlesque, ventriloquism and magic acts.