About Florida Repertory Theatre
As a member of the original founding company of Florida Repertory Theater, Greg Longenhagen will be embarking on his 21st season. He is especially proud of the honor of entering his third decade with the Rep as its new Artistic Director.
An accomplished actor, director, producer, teacher, and coach Greg has enjoyed a career of more than 30 years with professional theatre, radio, television and film.
Since 1998, Greg has worked on 59 productions at Florida Rep either as an actor, director, fight choreographer or dialect coach. He was last seen on Florida Rep’s mainstage as Artie in The House of Blue Leaves. His other acting credits include performances at The Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Florida Stage, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Quantum Theatre, Pirate Playhouse, Trilogy Theatre, Pennsylvania Stage Company, Inner Space Theatre, The Mountain Playhouse, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, The Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, Philadelphia Shakespeare, The Pantages Theatre, The Great American Children’s Theatre, Theatre at Hartwood, The Fulton Theatre, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, Opera Delaware, St Vincent Theatre, Theatre Row Theatre, and Stage Right.
Directing credits include Florida Rep’s 2017 production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo, PlayLab readings of Split in Three, Where I Dwell, We Will Not Be Silent, and more. Greg has choreographed fight scenes for and voice/dialect coached more than 27 shows at the Rep where selected credits include The Miracle Worker, Outside Mullingar, To Kill a Mockingbird, Twelve Angry Men, August Osage County, and Boeing Boeing.
Greg has served as an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Florida Gulf Coast University since 2015 and has worked as the Chair of the Theatre Program’s Marketing and Recruitment Committee.
Greg also spent two years touring the United States as a noted public speaker conducting workshops on real estate investing. In 2006, he joined Abbott Productions, Inc. ascending from office manager, Vice President of Marketing, President and Chief of Operations. He has been responsible for the production of numerous advertising campaigns and video projects.
After receiving his B.A. in Speech Communication while at West Chester University where he was a four-time Irene Ryan nominee to the region, the recipient of the Tom Dudash Memorial Award for Children’s Theatre, and The Most Outstanding Student in Speech Communication & Theatre, Greg also served as the Resident Director for Pittsburgh’s “Shakespeare in the Schools” while continuing to work as an actor in New York City.
Greg holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and certified with the Society of American Fight Directors at Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a proud member of Actors Equity Association since 1993.
Born and raised near Allentown, Pennsylvania, Greg’s career in regional theatre took him all over the country. In the 1990s, he settled in Southwest Florida, his “ideal community.” It was there he met and fell in love with his amazing wife, Liz Abbott, who grew up on Sanibel Island.
Greg and Liz have happily made their home in Fort Myers for 20 years where they are raising their two beautiful children, 11-year old Liza Jayne, a student at Cypress Lake Middle School and 9-year old Jack who attends Tanglewood Elementary School.