On Stage

Professional Roles

Additional Skills


Comedysportz of MN / original company member; Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop and Instant Theatre Company (later The Brave New Workshop) / company member; the Recovery Party and the Theatre for Public Policy (company member); The Silly Sisters and the Looney Lutherans (founding member); Tony and Tina’s Wedding; numerous appearances in corporate improv shows


Greta has served as the director/creative director for a variety of theatrical and corporate projects. (See “Inspiring” for more information.)


Harmony/sight reading; guitar, keyboard and other misc. instruments including woodwinds, accordion and autoharp; dialects/character voices


Management, business management, sound, wardrobe, hair/make-up, music direction, choreography

EDUCATIONAL THEATRE – includes teaching, workshops and child-wrangling

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development, Youth Performance Company, St Paul Community Ed, Small Change Original Theater Company (now National Theater for Children), Chamber Repertory Theatre of Boston, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Youth Frontiers, The Silly Sisters, the Guthrie.

Program co-ordinator, evaluator and teaching artist: Hennepin Theatre Trust/SpotLight Musical Theatre Program. Also private coaching. (See “Inspiring” for more information.)


Represented by Moore Creative (See “On Camera” for more information.)


Actors’ Equity Association, Dramatists Guild, Playwright’s Center, Minnesota Playlist



Licensed scuba diver, drive manual transmission, good with power tools.


RUTHLESS (the remount!)

Arthur Dorman: Talkin’ Broadway, July 2023

“Lita shows up with gale wind force in a scene-stealing performance by Greta Grosch, going to town with the best number in the show … A sequence in which she puts together a sandwich, which sounds like straightforward business, is one of the funniest things I have seen on stage in ages.”


Chris Hewitt: Star Tribune, May 1, 2023

“Greta Grosch is sensational as Lorena Hickok…. Grosch finds all of those colors and more in the bemused/wounded torch song ‘Eleanor Sleeps Here.’ “


Ron Dunkelberger: MN Fringe Festival, August 9, 2022

“…Greta Grosch as Queen Bee Carol who finds herself in the penalty box at one point plays both the one in control and the one losing control equally well.”

Pop Goes the Noggin

Jill Schafer: Cherry and Spoon, April 21, 2019

“The cast is great and they all bring humanity and depth to their characters. Nurse Triplet (Greta Grosch) helping Tiny to take that first step towards finding her own voice is touching.”


Brian Lenz: Minnesota Playlist, Jan 21, 2018

“The entire cast was flawless… all inhabited their characters with mastery. Each presented a perfectly consistent character in both acting and singing. I was startled at the level of talent on that stage.”

Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in a New World

Tamar Neumann: Aisle Say Twin Cities, January 17, 2015

“… the great performance of…Grosch who managed to play a scorned women who can … be sincere in her forgiveness.”

A Hunting Shack Christmas

Liz Byron, November 28, 2014

“… the show is really stolen by … Grosch … the walking cliché of the loud, overbearing mother.”

Steel Magnolias

Basil Considine, TC Daily Planet, April 16, 2014

“Grosch’s portrayal embodies the judgment-free hairdresser you spill your whole life story and secrets to just moments after meeting.”

The Last (Potluck) Supper

Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, August 15, 2013

“Grosch is a fearless physical performer who goes to unexpected places…”


TCJewfolk.com, December, 2011

“And how could I not mention the stepsisters…and their gross mother…played by Greta Grosch. Hilarious comic relief, and perfectly cruel and hateful. A fabulous addition to the show.”

Ellen Burkhardt, MN Monthly, December, 2011

“Greta Grosch owns her role as the evil stepmother, and never misses an opportunity to finagle an extra laugh from the audience.”

A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement

Graydon Royce, Star Tribune, August 23, 2011

“Greta Grosch plays Mavis, a big-boned farm wife whose trade is slapstick and chipper humor….at some point we expect that Grosch’s Mavis will stick out her butt or somehow screw her big body into a pretzel; and sure enough…”

Queens of Burlesque

By Renee Valois Special to the Pioneer Press, April 25, 2010

“Greta Grosch brings poignancy to the role of Gladys Page, the grand dame of the local troupe, on the brink of being ousted from the career she loves because of her age.”

Church Basement Ladies

Tom Woods, The Citizen, September 2008

“Grosch…suffuses the show with a physical comedy that recalls the best of Harpo Marx coupled with the absurdity of Monty Python (she does look like Graham Chapman in one of his British mum roles). You may see this show again, but you will always measure Mavis by Grosch’s performance.”

Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Lydia Howell, Pulse of the Twin Cities, March 2006

“Also in the mix is Karin’s longtime friend, Anja, played with sardonic sexiness and hard-edged realism by Greta Grosch.”

Church Basement Ladies

Graydon Royce, Star Tribune, September 2005

“Grosch is a fabulous physical comic, using her big rangy body in large-scale situations and in subtle, throwaway moments—those gestures that distinguish great acting from mannered work.”

A…My Name is Alice

Michelle Pett, Talkin’ Broadway, July 9, 2004

“(A…My Name is) Alice is a loosely stitched array of sketches and songs…The five actresses in the piece play a variety of roles; Greta Grosch, a rubber-faced Amazon, nails the passive-aggressive teacher role…and the PC shrink…”

Ubetcha! Exposed!

Matthew A Everett, Minnesota Fringe Festival, July 22, 2004

“…And though I’ve managed to resist their pull up to now…they’ve added Greta Grosch to the mix…in my opinion, the inclusion of Greta alone, in any show, is reason enough to go…”

Soulless, Bloodsucking Lawyers

Renee Valois, Pioneer Press, March 8, 2004

“Greta Grosch all but steals the show with her portrayal of a high-powered attorney who speaks with a formal, staccato rhythm that telegraphs her toughness…”

“I Am Becoming”

Max Sparber, City Pages, December 2000

“Grosch…had audiences doubled over and begging for mercy…Grosch is capable of producing one-woman comic sketches that are screamingly funny.”

The Lost Highway

Fred Sokol, Union News, January 2000

“Grosch, the star-struck waitress…brings charm and humor to the show.”

The Death of the Father of Psychoanalysis (& Anna)

Kate Sullivan, City Pages, September 10, 1997

“Greta Grosch, as the nurse, is sexy and expressive…”

Minnesota! It’s Not Just for Lutherans Anymore
Dudley Riggs (1997)

Peter Vaughan, Star Tribune, January 31, 1997

“Greta Grosch earns the loudest laughs of the evening without even opening her mouth when she silently and somberly delivers “Solo for Oboe in b minor”.”

Campaign in the Neck

Spencer Reece, WCAL, August 16, 1996

“Greta Grosch, a new edition to the group, is a hilarious six-foot-tall creature with the comic timing of Ruth Buzzie and a stunning strong voice.”

Lies, Lies, Lies

Tad Simons, Twin Cities Reader, July 3, 1996

“Greta Grosch is commandingly funny in dual roles as the heartless, gutless editor of the Lifestyles section and as Rue, the wife of a homicidal, small-town dentist”

First Night

Cynthia Hanson, Applause, July 1995

“…Bill Rogers and Greta Grosch are both competent and charming…”