University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Theatre

Faculty - Gregory Ramos, Chair, Associate Professor and Resident Director


Gregory Ramos, Chair, Associate Professor and Resident Director

  • MFA, University of California-Los Angeles
  • C.V. (PDF)
Area of expertise

Theatre Diversity, Playwriting, Directing & Resident Director

Contact Information
Email: Gregory
Phone: 802-656-4351
Office: Room 211A, Royall Tyler Theatre

Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00-3:00 and by appointment

Gregory Ramos studied and taught dance in Los Angles before beginning his professional career. He has appeared on television and toured the U.S. and Europe as a performer in numerous shows, including the national tours of The King and I and West Side Story. He studied acting at Playwrights Horizons and with Academy Award winning actor Ellen Burstyn before completing his MFA in Playwriting at UCLA. His short plays Reaching Mercy and Breasts were produced in New York City. He has performed his original solo plays Border Stories and When We Danced in venues across the country. Ramos is currently working on a play for young audiences based on Mexican ghost stories and legends entitled Cuentos de Josefina (Josephine’s Tales). His plays A Visit From San Cristobal and Our Father’s House were part of the new play reading series at Company of Angels in Los Angeles. His short plays Sunrise at Peaked Hill Bars, Graceful, and Boredom and Ecstasy were produced at theatre festivals in Provincetown, MA and Madison, WI. He has directed and/or choreographed plays and musicals at universities and at professional theatre companies around the country. Some include: Ain't Misbehavin', Cabaret, Confessions of Women from East L.A., Evita, Godspell, Into the Woods, Our Town, LaRonde, Real Women Have Curves, Santos & Santos, Stop Kiss, Time Stands Still and Urinetown. While on faculty of the University of Texas at El Paso he founded The Latino Guest Artists Program and the Border Public Theatre. Board memberships have included the Texas Commission for Arts Performing Arts Panel; Las Americas, an immigrant advocacy organization on the U.S. - Mexico border; and VermontCARES, a statewide nonprofit organization with the mission of bettering the lives of Vermonters with HIV/AIDS. He currently serves on the board of Vermont Shakespeare Company. Ramos has served as national secretary for the American Theatre in Higher Education's Latino Focus Group. At The University of Vermont he has directed the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program and currently serves as the chair of the Department of Theatre where he teaches directing, playwriting, and courses related to diversity in the U.S. American Theatre. He is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.