Grant Kretchik

Grant Kretchik

Associate Professor
Interim Director
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Performing Arts
NYC
612
41 Park Row

Biography

Faculty Bio

Kretchik has appeared Off B’way: Silvio in The Servant of Two Masters and a youthful Sean O’Casey in I Knock at the Door and Pictures in the Hallway, both directed by Stuart Vaughan. Film/TV: Law and Order, Guiding Light, As The World Turns, Man on the Moon, and When Harry Tries to Marry (Official Selection Austin, Mumbai and London film Festivals). His latest film Broken received official selections to the following film festivals: Cannes, Chelsea, Santa Fe, Soho, Boston LGBT, Long Island, Honolulu and Fresno. Kretchik has worked as both an actor and director at La Mama etc. In 2012 Kretchik assisted Michael Grief on the first Broadway National Tour of Next to Normal. Other directing credits include Scottish Sperm (world premier) the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the production went on to be selected for Zoofest and Just for Laughs in Montreal, Canada. The Parade by Tennessee Williams at the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Provincetown, MA. Kretchik is a proud member of Actors Equity and The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Mr. Kretchik is the Associate Director of The School of Performing Arts at Pace University and the head of the BFA Acting Program there. He has been a featured guest in Lehman College’s emerging artist series. He has also held positions with Entertainment Tonight and Warner Bros. Television Casting. Mr. Kretchik is a member of Actors Equity Association. His Essay “With Talent Comes Responsibility! Defining your Dream” was published in The Soul of the American Actor. Grant Kretchik holds an MFA in Acting from the New School University.

Education

BA, Pace University
Speech Communication Media Studies

MFA, New School University

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

acting, directing, adapting work and writing

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

Our Class
[Theatre - Perform] Temple Emanu-El and and The Polish Cultural Institute, New York, NYHer Dinner Party
[Film] Im'perfect Pictures, Los Angeles, Ca

Courses Taught

Past Courses

COM 200: Public Speaking
PAAT 111: BFA Acting I
PAAT 112: BFA Acting II
PAAT 384: Appld Perfm Lab for BFA Actors
PAAT 390: Internship
PAAT 396: Appld Perfm Lab for BFA Actors
PAGE 271: Cultural Theater Travel Experi
PAGE 290: Theater Practicum
PAGE 390: Theatre Internship
PAGE 395: Independent Study in Theater
PAGE 425: Thtr Prctcm for 4th Yr PA Mjrs
THR 123: Current Theatre in New York -A
THR 127: Cultural Theater Travel Exp
THR 151: Acting I
THR 196: Performing Arts Freshman Sem
THR 219: Makng Connctns to Classicl Grk
THR 220: Rmn Thtr of Italian Rnssnce
THR 222: Production Crew II (Scenery)
THR 224: Russian Revolutions in Theater
THR 225: Theatre Practicum
THR 225: Theatre Practicum - A
THR 251: Acting II
THR 301: Advanced Scene Study I
THR 390: Theatre Internship
THR 395: Independent Study in Theatre
THR 460: The Business of Acting
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty
UNV 101: First-Yr Smnr: Unvrsty Commnty

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Actors Equity
  • Stage Directors and Choreographers Society