Gwen Grastorf is a performer and non-equity actor in the DC metro area.  She has been an ensemble company member since 2012 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 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, 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




Of Dice and Men


Duchess of Malfi


Cabaret Macabre



Inheritance Canyon

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

Cabaret Noir

Cabaret Noir with Happenstance Theater – Oct/Nov 2015 at Baltimore Theatre Project



The Christmas Revels, December 2015 at Lisner Auditorium


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    


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


Happenstance Theater’s Pantheon, developed Spring 2019 All photos by Glenn Ricci