Creating Your Own Solo Performance
GRETCHEN CRYER is most well known for writing the book & lyrics and starring in I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road (with music by Nancy Ford) which originated at the Public Theater and then transferred to the Circle in the Square where it ran three years. In Chicago the show won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Musical, Best Actress. The album won a Grammy nomination. Gretchen has written numerous other shows with Nancy Ford - Now Is the Time for All Good Men (Lortel Theater), The Last Sweet Days of Isaac (Obie Award - Best Musical, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award), Shelter (Golden Theater), Hang On to the Good Times (Manhattan Theater Club), Eleanor (Williamstown), The American Girls Revue (American Girl Place - Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles), Circle of Friends (American Girl Place - Chicago and New York) and Anne of Green Gables (Theaterworks USA). Cryer and Ford's new show, Still Getting My Act Together, premiered at the Laguna Playhouse last fall. Gretchen's new play Changing is slated to be done at the Intiman Theater in 2017. Gretchen has taught "Creating Your Own Solo Performance" at Denison University, Colorado College, and has conducted master classes at various schools around the country. She has taught the course privately for twelve years in New York City. She has won a Kleban Award and holds honorary doctorates from Eastern Michigan and Colorado College. Gretchen is on the Dramatists Guild Council and is President Emeritus of the Dramatists Guild Fund.