Is a theatrical artist that is captivating audiences with each and every play he writes and production performed. Layon has spent more than two decades writing, directing and developing stage plays and films that reflect a wide array of cultural movements, creating new paradigms for the stage and motion picture industry. Focusing on creating conversational dialogue in his works, Gray continues to make his mark in traditional African-American theater. A native of Alexandria Louisiana, Layon quickly ascended as one of Los Angeles’ premiere playwrights earning more than 60 nomination and awards for his works since 2000. Among the honors are 2018 Corbonell Award (Best Director, Best Play, Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actor) 2016 Broadway League Fellowship, 2012 PCTF Award (Best Director) 2012 Al Sharpton Man Of Vision Award, 2011 NYC Inspire Award, 2010 NYC AUDELCO Award (Achievement Award for Excellence); 2009 NAACP Award (Best Ensemble Award); 2009 Hollywood ADA Award (Best Ensemble Award); 2008 MATCHLIFE Artist of the Year; 2007 NAACP Award (Best Producer, Best Play); 2007 MITF Award (Best Play, Best Writer, Best Director, Best Producer); 2006 NAACP Award (Best Play); 2005 Hollywood ADA Award (Best Play); 2004 Hollywood ADA Award (Best Play, Best Writer, Best Director); and 2003 Los Angeles MADDY Award (Best Play, Best Writer, Best Director, Best Ensemble). Presently, in New York Off-Broadway, his most recent play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, www.BlackAngelsOverTuskegee.com is earning great fanfare and buzz from audiences and critics alike now in its 9th year Off-Broadway. For more information on Lay send him a note to LayonGray@gmail.com or log on to www.LayonGray.com.