Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop
Mankato State University
Fridley High School
ALSO: Appearances with the Scrimshaw Brothers; Table Salt Productions; Theatre MoJo and RPN Productions at the Minnesota Fringe Festival; Pop Wagner’s Vaudeville Show, Irelene Theater and the Recovery Party
STAGED READINGS: History Theatre, Playwright’s Center, Starting Gate, Illusion Theatre Fresh Ink Series, Chicago Avenue Project (Pillsbury House Theatre), 24 Hour Play Project (Theatre Unbound), Latte Dark (Theatre Latte Da).
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
DIRECTOR / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
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 Theater 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.)
ON CAMERA AND VOICEWORK
Represented by NutsLtd.com (See “On Camera” for more information.)
Actor’s Equity Association, Dramatists Guild, Playwright’s Center, Minnesota Playlist
CASTING FRONTIER ID#: 267337
Licensed scuba diver, drive manual transmission, good with power tools.
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.
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.”
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.
Liz Byron, November 28, 2014
… the show is really stolen by … Grosch … the walking cliché of the loud, overbearing mother.
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.
Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, August 15, 2013
Grosch is a fearless physical performer who goes to unexpected places…
Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, August 15, 2013
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.
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…
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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…”
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…”
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…”
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.”
Fred Sokol, Union News, January 2000
“Grosch, the star-struck waitress…brings charm and humor to the show.”
Kate Sullivan, City Pages, September 10, 1997
“Greta Grosch, as the nurse, is sexy and expressive…”
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”.”
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.”
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”
Cynthia Hanson, Applause, July 1995
“…Bill Rogers and Greta Grosch are both competent and charming…”