Greta Grosch

Last updated

January 14, 2019


Currently appearing as "Mavis" in YOU SMELL BARN at the Ames Center in Burnsville. Runs thru Feb 14, 2019.

Since 1989 Greta has worked as a writer and performer across the country. After 7 years touring and working in regional theatre, and a stint in New York City, she moved to the Twin Cities in 1996. Local credits include Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop; Hey City Theatre; Mixed Blood; the Ordway; History Theatre; Illusion Theatre; Playwright's Center; Theatre Unbound; Minnetonka Theatre; Yellow Tree; the Old Log; Theatre Elision and the Plymouth Playhouse, where she originated the role of Mavis in the popular Church Basement Ladies musicals. Greta also works regularly as a voice over and commercial artist; travels the country as a motivational speaker, corporate entertainer and a “Looney Lutheran”; writes the annual Medora Musical; and has scripted the last six installments of the highly successful Church Basement Ladies series. Other writing credits include: LEMONADE FOR THE LAWNBOY, CHRISTMAS ON THE RANCH, BORN IN A TRUNK, THE MEDORA GOSPEL BRUNCH and numerous awards shows.

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MEMBER: Actor's Equity, Dramatists Guild, Playwright's Center


"In my opinion, the inclusion of Greta alone, in any show, is reason enough to go…”
 - Matthew A Everett

RUTHLESS/Lita Encore - Theatre Elision

LITTLE MERMAID/Ursula - Minnetonka Theatre

CINDERELLA/Stepmother - Ordway


STEEL MAGNOLIAS/Truvy Jones - Old Log

ACT A LADY/Dot - Illusion

ANNIE/Miss Hannigan - Minnetonka Theatre

QUEENS OF BURLESQUE/Gladys Page - History Theatre

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES/Mavis - Plymouth Playhouse/Ames Center

HUNTING SHACK CHRISTMAS/Junie - Yellow Tree Theatre

MASTER CLASS/Maria Callas - Summerset

MOON OVER BUFFALO/Charlotte - Highland Summer Theatre

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF/Big Mama - Highland Summer Theatre


"Grosch is a fearless physical performer who goes to unexpected places…"
 - Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

“Greta Grosch brings poignancy to the role of Gladys Page..."
 - Renee Valois, Pioneer Press

“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.”
 - Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

“Anja, played with sardonic sexiness and hard-edged realism by Greta Grosch…”
- Lydia Howell, Pulse of the Twin Cities

"You may see this show again, but you will always measure Mavis by Grosch's performance.”
 - Tom Woods, The Citizen

AWARDS/HONORS: Superior Team Achievement in Theatrical Design Innovation: Greta Grosch Presents LEMONADE FOR THE LAWNBOY

MUSICAL ABILITY: Harmony/sight reading; guitar/keyboard/woodwinds and other misc. instruments as needed.

IMPROV: Brave New Workshop, Comedysportz, the Recovery Party, The Theatre of Public Policy

ON-CAMERA/VOICEOVER: represented by NUTS ltd

THE LOONEY LUTHERANS: represented by GLBerg Entertainment

BUSINESS THEATRE: Girl W/Guitar: Corporate Entertainment, Training, Workshops and Creative Direction

EDUCATION Minnesota State University Mankato; Magna Cum Laude; BS in Theatre, Acting/Directing; Wesley Balk Music-Theatre Institute; Actor's Workout/Raye Birk


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