About

Gwen Grastorf is a performer and actor in the DC metro area, and has been working professionally in the non-equity community for over 10 years.  She is a permanent ensemble company member with Happenstance Theater and creates devised work with them throughout the year.  Gwen is also as an Associate Artist with Constellation Theatre, and has worked elsewhere around town with Taffety Punk, We Happy Few, Rorschach Theatre, The Hub Theatre, Forum Theater, Faction of Fools, The Tarot Reading, Washington Revels, the Source Festival, Graphic Audio, and the Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival, among others. Raised in Frederick, MD, Gwen has a strong background in dance and music and is happiest when working on physical, ensemble-based shows. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Maryland, College Park. You can watch videos of her work here.

Contact: gwen.grastorf@gmail.com

Commedia Romeo & Juliet

Variety

 

Constellation

Of Dice and Men

Vanitas

Duchess of Malfi

Impossible!

Cabaret Macabre I, II, and III

Original Production, October 2010 at Round House Silver Spring Photos by Mark Silva Cabaret Macabre II – presented in October 2011 at Round House Silver Spring Photos by Mark Silva Cabaret Macabre III – presented October 2012 at Round House Silver Spring Remounted October 2017 at Baltimore Theatre Project as Cabaret Macabre: The Return Visit… Continue reading Cabaret Macabre I, II, and III

BrouHaHa

Premiere at the 2015 Capital Fringe Awards.  Subsequent performances in the area and extensive touring, including Baltimore Theatre Project, NY Clown Theatre Festival, Reston Community Center, NextNOW Festival at the University of Maryland, The Arts & Ideas Festival in New Haven CT, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and at Bread and Puppet Theatre in Vermont.

Inheritance Canyon

Inheritance Canyon with Taffety Punk Theatre Co, Sept/Oct 2015 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Cabaret Noir

Cabaret Noir – original production October/November 2015 at Baltimore Theatre Project Remounted March/April 2018 at Joe’s Movement Emporium All photos below by Manaf Azzam All photos below by Margaret Hart Photography

Headshots

Revels

The Christmas Revels, December 2015 at Lisner Auditorium

Moxie

Moxie: A Happenstance Vaudeville – June/July 2016 at Round House Theatre.  All photos by Cheyenne Michaels

Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage! A Happenstance Escapade – July 2017 at Round House Theatre    

Barococo

Premiered at the Capital Fringe Festival, July 2018.  All images Photos by Kintz

The Tarot Reading

The Tarot Reading V – at Anacostia Arts Center, May 2019. Photos by Ryan Maxwell Photography. The Tarot Reading III – at Evening Star in Del Ray. 2017. All photos by Ryan Maxwell Photography. Photos by Ryan Maxwell Photography

PANTHEON

Happenstance Theater’s Pantheon, Spring 2019 at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier MD in June 2019 Photos by Ryan Maxwell Photography   Original run at Baltimore Theatre Project, April 2019 All photos below by Glenn Ricci

Cabaret Macabre IV

Remounted in 2019 at Baltimore Theatre Project Promo photos by Blonnie Brooks of Wags Media Photos by Glenn Ricci Toured to New Orleans Fringe in 2013, and to the Marigny Opera House and the Acadiana Center for the Arts in 2014 Originally presented at Baltimore Theatre Project in 2013