GREGOR PASLAWSKY has worked in New York as an actor, teacher, designer and fabricator since 1985. He has been the Fabricator for all the Conway & Pratt projects since 1988, and Co-Designer since 1991. He co-designs and constructs the structural and environmental elements of the work in a seemingly artless style, often using salvaged materials found near the site-specific locations. During construction of the projects, he also supervises interactions with local groups and volunteers on-site. In 1991 his work was nominated for a Theatre Wing Award for Set Design with Conway & Pratt. His design work also includes The Sadness of Others at LaMama Etc and Bad Science at Dance Theater Workshop, both with Mixed mess@ge, and If I Were You at The Kitchen with 3-legged dog. He has done architectural research for the Boulder Historical Society, documenting the history of early Colorado homes; decorative painting and cabinet making for a New York architect; and antique furniture restoration and trompe l'oeil for an International Antique Dealer.
Gregor received an MFA in acting from Temple University and has studied at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier in London. He specializes in teaching acting styles such as Melodrama and Clown leading workshops at numerous universities and theater companies. He has been an Assistant Professor at: Columbia University, School of the Arts, in the MFA program; Barnard College; and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. During that time he worked with Peter Brook, Jacques Le Coq, Billie Whitelaw, Priscilla Smith, Anne Bogart, and Andrei Serban. He has acted with the London Shakespeare Company and at various regional theaters and New York venues such as Lincoln Center Institute, La Mama, Soho Rep, PS122, and with Bill Irwin on the workshop for his Broadway show Largely New York. Recent acting credits include: The Skin of Our Teeth, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Hot L Baltimore at the Williamstown Theatre Festival; Hotel Universe, Princess Turandot at the Blue Light Theatre.