Hi! I'm Grace. I am a theatre artist from Berkeley, CA, now living in Chicago, IL.
I graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in June 2020. I majored in Theatre and minored in Environmental Policy and Culture. In my time at Northwestern, I directed 5 major productions, assisted professional and M.F.A candidate directors, acted in several department and student-produced productions, and proudly served as the Artistic Director of Spectrum Theatre Co, a student theatre company focusing on sociopolitical theatre and activism.
I am very passionate about building empathy through theatre. I aim to broaden an audience's perspective through visceral work. My directing style is focused on essentialism, transformation, and evoking visceral reactions; a relationship with the audience; and building community through process. I believe that live theatre can be a powerful tool for activism, and aim to participate in work that pushes boundaries, expands social consciousness, builds community and centers accessibility, diverse representation, and inclusion.
In 2015, I received the Herb Alpert Emerging Young Artist Award, which gave me the confidence and funds to pursue a collegiate education in theatre. I am immensely grateful to the Herb Alpert Foundation and the faculty at the California State Summer School for the Arts for this distinguishing me. To read more about this award, please see my News page.
In my free time, I like to do puzzles (jigsaw, crossword, sudoku, you name it, I enjoy it!), eat yummy food, go on hikes, and most of all, snuggle up with my dog Bruce!
I am a firm believer that to be a good artist means to be a good person. I aim to exemplify my mission of building empathy and equity in all facets of life, including my professional career, interpersonal relationships, and everything in between.