Gracie worked as the Assistant to the General Manager at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre whilst also acting as Stage Manager and Light Board Operator for Chicago City Limits - a nationally acclaimed improve theatre company. After graduating from Sewanee with a BA in Theatre Arts and a focus in Stage Management, Gracie became Assistant Stage Manager at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN.
Other experience includes Production Stage Manager and Community Outreach Coordinator with Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre in her hometown Austin TX and work on the ‘David Bowie Project: A Rock and Roll Soundpainting.’
Gracie’s passions and experience extend beyond theatre and include film and a volunteer role at SXSW, and also dance, orchestra and equestrian, competing around the States at a national level.
Gracie hard at work at her desk in the New York studio.
Gracie hands out presents at our Christmas party in 2017.
Gracie often competes around the US at a national level.
What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?
I started dancing when I was 4 years old. I think my love for theatre blossomed from that art form. I thought I wanted to go into film, because I loved all the behind the scenes work...but then I found that live theatre brought that love to a new exciting and challenging level. I took some theatre classes in high school, and then decided I wanted to use my creativity and major in theatre.
What qualities should a 'great performance space' have?
The most important impression within a performance space is the relationship between the audience and the performer. That relationship must be what drives the rest of the design. As an audience member I don’t want to lose that connection.