STEPHEN LOUIS GRUSH
Stephen Louis Grush is an actor, writer, and director from New Orleans Louisiana where he currently lives. Much of his career has been spent in the Chicago theater scene, performing works with the larger equity stages while still remaining very active in the smaller storefront theaters as well. Mr. Grush graduated with his BFA from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in 2006. Mr. Grush is also the founding Artistic Director of XIII Pocket, a Chicago based non-profit that uses a multimedia approach to the development of new works. During his time with XIII Pocket he oversaw the productions of everything from stage plays and pop-up dinners, to gallery openings and album drops. He is the author 12 plays and his annual literary publication ‘Seeding Meat’ has seen sales and distribution all around the world. Some recent Chicago credits include extensive work with the Steppenwolf Theater Company: Airline Highway; The March; Sex With Strangers (2009/2011); The Tempest; Dublin Carol; Good Boys and True; and Last of the Boys. Other recent credits include Long Days Journey into Night and Sex With Strangers (Geffen Playhouse). The Seagull; A True History of the Johnstown Flood; Pericles; and Oedipus Complex. (Goodman Theatre). Cymbeline; Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). True West, and Topdog/Underdog (American Theater Company).
Some recent television credits include: The Alieniest; Rectify; American Dad!; Longmire; Gracepoint; The Get; Lucky 7; Chicago PD; The Mob Dr.; Cooper and Stone; Powers; Detroit 187; and Starting Under. Recent Film credits include: Catch Hell; The Free World; Return to Sender; The Express; Left Alone; Nightlights; Deadgirl; Attrition; Lac Du Flambau; Lifeguard and At Any Price.
Mr. Grush is currently represented by Robert Stien Management and C.E.S.D.
Meredith is an actress/artist/activist based in New York City. She recently starred as Christina Mundy in Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA at Two River Theater. She has recently been seen on stage at The Old Globe Theater as Maid Marian in KEN LUDWIG’S ROBIN HOOD! and on TV in ELEMENTARY and THE GOOD FIGHT. She graduated from NYU’s prestigious Graduate Acting MFA Program in May of 2017. Favorite productions at Grad Acting include: Hermione in THE WINTER’S TALE, Hypatia in MISALLIANCE, Lyubov Andreyevna in THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Maggie in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, and Antony in JULIUS CAESAR. She is also a proud graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Meisner Conservatory. She's a lifelong animal lover, a big dirty vegan, and a synesthete (it's worth a google).
Follow her on instagram at @meredithgarretson or visit her website www.meredithgarretson.com.
Upon graduating the American Academy of Dramatic Arts David joined the Academy’s resident company which led to his seeking out and discovering multiple creative home bases after his training. He began working with numerous theatre companies throughout the city including Tongue in Cheek, GAP productions, and The Amoralists.
He’s enjoyed working in and around the city’s most sought after spaces from Playwright’s Horizons, SoHo Repertory, Joe’s Pub @ The Public, P.S. 122, Theatre for the New City, Abrons Arts Center, and upstate’s Arc Stages in Pleasentville, NY.
Select credits include: Mark Roberts’ ENTER AT FOREST LAWN (SoHo Rep, Amoralists), John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK (Arc Stages), Mathew Vitticore’s BALLADEERS PLAY TO THE MOON (Joe’s Pub, The Public), Derek Ahonen’s THE BAD AND THE BETTER (Playwrights Horizons, The Amoralists), CHEATERS CLUB (Abrams Arts Center, The Amoralists).
David has developed new work with playwrights such as Derek Ahonen, Arthur Kopit, Mark Roberts, Matthew Vitticore, and Jonathan Bolt. He’s also worked alongside directors Daniel Aukin, Derek Ahonen, Steve Boockvor, George Heslin, and Jay Stull.
His commercial and film credits include working on acclaimed films as WOLF OF WALL STREET, as well as on commercial campaigns with Complex Magazine, Sony, and Cisco.
In the last five years David has begun performing stand up comedy, starting at Comic Strip Live under the tutelage of Gladys Simon and branching out to other mics, some of which include Stand Up NY and East Village Comedy Club and various other venues.