Lawrence Grimm is proud to be a founding ensemble member of the company and the A Red Orchid Youth Ensemble.
As an actor at A Red Orchid he has appeared in Trevor, Solstice, Megacosm, Abigail’s Party, Pumpgirl, The Meek, Mr. Kolpert, A Caine Mutiny Court Martial, The Physicists, In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields, and Born Guilty. As a director, he helmed the remount of Mierka Girten’s With or Without Wings, The Cut and various AROT youth ensemble projects for Collaboraction’s Sketchbook and Theatre 7’s Landmark Project. He served as producer of the A Red Orchid project created for the citywide Now is The Time Project on youth violence and bullying.
Around town, Larry has performed with Chicago Shakespeare Theater (The Tempest), The Goodman (2666), Victory Gardens (In the Next Room or The Play about The Vibrator), Next Theatre (Maple and Vine, Welcome Home Jenny Sutter), Court Theatre (Orlando), Lookingglass Theatre (The Naked King, 1984, The Brothers Karamazov), Steppenwolf (A Fair Country, Wolf Lullaby, I Never Sang for My Father), Famous Door ( Hellcab, Ghetto), Raven Theatre (The Glass Menagerie, Death of a Salesman), Collaboraction ( Sketchbook, Apocalyptic Butterflies), and Piven Theatre (Late: A Cowboy Song, Two by Pinter, King Lear).
As an avid arts educator and teacher, he has worked at Stevenson High School, Lincoln Center Institute, Steppenwolf for Young Audiences, CAPE, Lookingglass, Writer’s Theater, the Illinois Arts Council, Piven Theater Workshop, and the Acting Studio. He has a Masters in Education from DePaul University and taught for 4 years at Chi-Arts, Chicago’s first public high school for the arts. Check out www.grimmactor.com
MacArthur Award 2016
As many of you have heard, A Red Orchid Theatre has been named one of the 14 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions. We …read more
Professional Development Series
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