Layon Gray is a theatrical artist that is captivating audiences with each and every play he writes. Layon has spent more than two decades writing, directing and developing stage plays and films that reflect a wide array of African-American cultural movements, creating new paradigms for the stage and motion picture industry. Since founding Layon Gray Enterprises, He has guided the company’s growth from a privately held theatre company to one of the entertainment industry’s leading independent companies and a veritable theatre box office force. Focusing on creating conversational dialogue in his works.  Gray quickly ascended as one of Los Angeles’ premiere playwrights earning more than 60 nomination and awards for his works. Among the honors are: the  2018  Carbonell Awards (Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best Production)  2016 Broadway League Fellowship honor,  2012 NYC Inspire Award, 2012, Al Sharpton Man of Vision Award, 2012 PCTF Award (Best Director) 2010 NY 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). His  play Kings Of Harlem  performed for the NBA Legends during All-Star Week  most recently winning Best Play, Best Ensemble, Best Support Actor, Best Director  at the 42nd  Annual  Corbonell Awards in Miami.  He has a new web-series about Cleopatra soon to be released. His female baseball The Girls Of Summer about  black women who played during the Negro Leagues  is in early development as a feature film.  For more information on Lay log on to or you can send him a note via e-mail to