Paris Crayton III

Playwright / Actor / Director / Teaching Artist/ Motivational Speaker

Who is Paris Crayton III?

Paris Crayton III is an award-winning playwright, actor, and director. He has written over 40 plays, 14 of which have been produced around the country.  He was one of ArtsATL "30 under 30" and Atlanta Journal Constitution's "Artist to watch." Creative Loafing named him 2014's "Best Local Playwright"  Critics have called him "a powerful dramatist" and praised him as "One of the most important playwrights of our time." His plays have been presented and/or workshopped by The Lark, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Aurora Theatre, Clark University, Working Title Playwrights, Stage Door Players, Rising Sage Theatre, 3 Hill Productions, Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, Beth Marshall Presents, Indianapolis Fringe Festival and more

Crayton is a hugely talented writer... A playwright to watch
— Arts ATL
Paris has constructed absolutely the best piece of theatre I’ve seen in years”
— Working Title Playwrights
Every Fringe Festival has one or two shows that stick with you for a long time. This show is one of those and Paris does an incredible job with it.
— John Hall
Brothers of Affliction confirms that Paris is a powerful Dramatist capable of exploring difficult family dynamics in a captivating way.
— Arts ATL
Crayton wrote, directed, produced, and starred in one of the best theatre experiences I’ve ever had.”
— Dramatist Magazine
I’ve seen shows from New York to London but Paris’ works surpasses anything that I have ever seen!
— Goldstar review
Anyone can identify and relate, regardless of gender, creed, national origin, or, yes, even race.
— Atlanta Journal Constitution