Larry Grimm

GrimmLawrence Grimm is proud to be a founding ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theatre.

As an actor at A Red Orchid he has appeared in 3C, 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



MacArthur Award 2016

Posted on March 21, 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 …

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Professional Development Series

A Red Orchid Theatre Professional Development: We are currently accepting applications for this class. If you are interested, please send a current headshot/resume to Enrollment is selective and class …

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