About Greta

After graduating with a degree in Acting/Directing from Mankato State University, Greta got her first professional job in 1989 touring with Small Change Original Theatre, an educational children’s theater company based out of Minneapolis. She also began improvising as an original company member of COMEDYSPORTZ MN. Greta moved to New York City in 1991, and continued to tour and perform with regional theaters across the country. She moved to the Twin Cities in 1996, where she still resides today.

Greta bought her first guitar while “on the road” and soon began writing comic songs. She recorded “Some of My Songs – by Greta” in 1995, and used those songs to audition for Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop, the oldest sketch comedy company in the country.

After a season at Dudley Riggs, Greta went on to spend five years with the Minneapolis production of TONY AND TINA’S WEDDING, to appear in the world premiere of the musical BINGO at the Ordway, and to become the original Mavis in the hit musical CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES.

In 1997 Greta began performing with her sister as THE SILLY SISTERS. For 10 years the duo appeared at libraries, schools and museums. The company expanded to included additional Silly Sisters, and they began to create original family-friendly programs for corporations around the country.

In 1999 she created her first one-woman show, I AM BECOMING, where she made an amazing transformation into seven distinct characters before the eyes of the audience. An audience member asked Greta if she could perform her one-woman show at their company Christmas party. The event was a huge success, and other corporate appearances followed. Greta began adding specialized content and training elements to her entertaining performances and, in 2003, her first production company, GIRL WITH GUITAR, was born. The company went on to provide specialized corporate entertaining and training around the country.

In 2006 Greta continued her fondness for alliteration by forming THE LOONEY LUTHERANS. The comedy trio continues to perform today, and are available for your special event!

In 2005 Greta’s career took a turn when she became the scriptwriter for the annual MEDORA MUSICAL. She continued to script that show for 18 seasons. In 2006 she began scripting the CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES musical franchise, and has since penned numerous sequels and prequels, currently playing across the country. Greta continues to be in demand as a scriptwriter for a variety of projects, and is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild of America and the Playwrights’ Center.

In 2007 she became a member of Actors’ Equity, the union of professional actors and stage managers. In 2010, she served as Creative Director for the Minnesota Vikings 50th anniversary celebration and, in 2013, directed her first professional theatrical production. Greta continues to direct theatrical shows around the region.

In 2015 Greta formed Greta Grosch Presents LLC in order to produce her new musical, LEMONADE FOR THE LAWNBOY. That same year she also became the Chair of the Twin Cities AEA Liaison Committee, and continues to serve as an advocate for the theater community in the Twin Cities.

In 2022 she formed the production company IN THE BASEMENT PRODUCTIONS, and is currently in pre-production for a Church Basement Ladies movie.

In her spare time, Greta travels the country as a motivational speaker and corporate trainer, serves as a scriptwriter for a variety of projects, volunteers where she can, and enjoys working with young people as a coach and teaching artist. A prolific on camera and voiceover talent, Greta also appears regularly in television and radio ads and is represented by MOORE CREATIVE.

As an actor you generally submit your headshot, go to auditions, and wait for someone to give you a job. That can be really tough. Since the beginning I’ve tried to make my own opportunities and always have two or three new ideas waiting on the back burner. Stay tuned to see what’s next!