NEW YORK CITY AND LOS ANGELES
New York City and Los Angeles
Grant Kretchik is the Associate Director of The School Of Performing Arts at Pace University and he created and directs the school’s BFA Acting program. Kretchik has appeared Off-Broadway as well as in film and television. His projects have premiered in festivals around the world including Cannes, Austin, Mumbai, Santa Fe, Boston LGBT, Honolulu, London. His latest project, America, which he executive produced, has been seen at Rosebud, Julien Dubuque and Women’s International Film and Arts Festival, Glendale Film Festival, Awareness Festival, Sapporo Film Festival (Japan) and The Moving Image where it received nominations as Best Narrative Short and Best Editing.
Kretchik assisted director Michael Grief on the first national tour of Next to Normal. Other directing credits include: The Parade at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival; Scottish Sperm at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (world premier), Zoofest and Just for Laughs in Montreal, Canada. Kretchik has worked as both director and an actor at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. As an actor, he has appeared Off-Broadway in The Servant of Two Masters, Einstein, I Knock at the Door and Pictures in the Hallway. Film/TV: Law & Order, Guiding Light, As The World Turns, Broken, Man on the Moon, and When Harry Tries to Marry. Kretchik is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Kretchik is a contributing expert for Backstage magazine and has contributed chapters and interviews to The Ultimate Musical Theater College Audition Guide: Advice from the People Who Make the Decisions (Oxford University Press), Acting for the Screen; Moving Towards a Career (Taylor &Francis/ Routledge Press), Reframing Acting in the Digital Age: Nimbly Scaling Actor Training in the Academy (Taylor & Francis Group, Informa UK Limited Press)
Grant Kretchik holds a MFA in Acting from The New School University.