GINGER GRACE (Writer and Actor) After touring nationally opposite Rich Little in The Presidents, playing all of the First Ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, her passion for these women inspired her to do even more research and begin writing her own play. The First Ladies Coalition, directed by Austin Pendleton, had its world premiere in 2012 at the Bridge Theatre in New York City.
Her production of William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst, in which she plays Emily Dickinson, has been playing throughout the country since 2002, and recently she created an interactive performance piece on the poet: Inside Emily Dickinson: Her Poetry & Her Life. She has worked extensively Off-Broadway and in Regional Theatre. She has played major roles in Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carre and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as well as in Doubt, Elektra, Faust, Hamlet, Peer Gynt, The Cherry Orchard, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Ms. Grace is highly committed to the development of new works and recently created roles in Jenny Lyn Bader’s In Flight, Deborah Savadge’s The Favor, Fengar Gael’s Devil Dog Six, and Alyssa Haddad’s Peace & Quiet in New York.
Indie film work includes Frat Star (playing opposite Chris Elliott), 6-Minute Mom, SHEER, Wish You Were Here, It’s All Relative, and The Parlor.
Ms. Grace is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, Playwrights Gallery, Stage Struck and Women Stage the World, organizations which advocate for the power of women’s voices to be heard in the theatre – and in the world!
“If theatre is a circus, the writing and acting of this one person show is a high wire act!”
– Bill Castellino, Director & Choreographer
“…spellbinding enacting of the first ladies. . . brilliant and marvelously incorporated.”
– Evelyne Crochet, Musician