Gretchen Egolf

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Gretchen Egolf
Gretchen Egolf.jpg
Gretchen Egolf as Emma in Harold Pinter's Betrayal at the Huntington Theatre Company (directed by Maria Aitken) in 2012.
Born (1973-09-09) 9 September 1973 (age 40)[1]
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.[2]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994 – present[3]
Spouse(s) Adam Chodzko

Gretchen Egolf (born 1973) is an American theater, film and television actress.

Television and Film[edit]

Gretchen Egolf is most known for her various television roles, including Journeyman (TV series) (NBC, 2007), Roswell (TV series) (WB, 2000), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 2009-2012),[4] among others, and the TV movies The Two Mr. Kissels (Lifetime 2008) and Gleason (CBS, 2002).[5]

Her film roles include The Talented Mr. Ripley (film),[6] The Namesake (film),[7] and Quiz Show (film).[8]

Theatre[edit]

After winning the Michel St. Denis Award for an Exceptional Graduating Drama Student from the Juilliard School,[9] Egolf went on to perform on Broadway in Jackie, An American Life by Gip Hoppe[10] (also in London’s West End)[11] and Jean Anouilh’s Ring Round the Moon with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Broadway, directed by Gerald Gutierrez.[12] Off-Broadway, Egolf has appeared in Davey HolmesMore Lies About Jerzy at The Vineyard Theater and a number of new plays with Second Stage Theatre,[13] The Flea Theater (in Polly Draper’s Getting Into Heaven),[14] The Women’s Project Theatre,[15][16] and Dodger Stages (now New World Stages) ( in Modern Orthodox, directed by James Lapine).[17]

Egolf has also worked in many American regional theaters. She received critical acclaim[18] for her Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (play) at The Guthrie Theater (directed by John Miller-Stephany), Emma in Betrayal (play) at the Huntington Theatre Company (directed by Maria Aitken),[19] Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Old Globe Theatre,[20] Candida in Candida (play)[21] and Rosalind (As You Like It), both at Pittsburgh Public Theater,[22] Emily in Arthur Miller’s Resurrection Blues at Wilma Theater (Philadelphia)[23] and several plays with Berkshire Theater Festival[24] (including Hay Fever with Joanne Woodward)[25] and Barrington Stage Company, with whom she is an Artistic Associate[26]

Other Acting Projects[edit]

Gretchen Egolf has been involved in a number of artist films and videos, including Beth Campbell’s Some Things Change (2005),[27] and Adam Chodzko’s video installation Knots at Tate Britain (2013)[28] as well as Chodzko's radio[29] and performance piece, Rising[30](2013), for solo actor, which she performed live in Newcastle, UK at the Great North Run/British Science Festival,[31] and at Manchester University, UK at the Ways of Seeing Climate Change[32] conference (October 2013).[33] Egolf has also created written works, such as her invited guest contribution to the online experimental art curatorial project Out of Focus.[34] She also wrote a blog[35] of her rehearsal experience playing Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (play) at The Guthrie Theater. As a director and producer; Egolf created and directed the short film Sonnet 147[36] for the New York Shakespeare Exchange’s Sonnet Project[37] and co-produced and starred in the short film Speck’s Last[38] and the web series Selectmen.[39]

Teaching[edit]

Egolf is a teacher of the Michael Chekhov acting technique. She has taught in the US at The Guthrie Theater and Barrington Stage Company, as well as independent classes in New York City, and in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama and independent classes.

Early life[edit]

Egolf was born in Huntingburg, Indiana. From the age of 8 she grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of artist Paula Egolf and stepfather Gary Egolf. Her brother is the writer Tristan Egolf.[40]

Personal life[edit]

Gretchen Egolf was married to actor Mason Phillips[41] in 1999. The couple divorced amicably a few years later. She married British artist Adam Chodzko[42] in 2013 and now lives and works in both the US and UK.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Movies[edit]

Plays[edit]

  • More Lies About Jerzy- "Georgia", Vineyard Theater, 2001 Isherwood, Charles. "More Lies About Jerzy." Legit Reviews. Variety, 22 Jan. 2001. Accessed 28 Nov. 2012.[43]
  • The Secret Letters of Jackie and Marilyn - "Jackie", Pittsburgh Public Theater, 2006 Hoover, Ted. "The Secret Letters of Jackie and Marilyn." Theater Reviews + Features. Pittsburgh City Paper, 23 Nov. 2006. Accessed 28 Nov. 2012.[44]
  • A Streetcar Named Desire - "Blanche", Guthrie Theatre, 2010 "A Streetcar Named Desire." Guthrie Theater. Accessed 28 Nov. 2012.[45]
  • As You Like It - Rosalind, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 2012 "Laughter. Romance. Shakespeare!" Pittsburgh Public Theater.[46]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tv.com/people/gretchen-egolf/
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0251098/
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0251098/
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0251098/
  5. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0322422/
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0134119/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ http://www.fandango.com/gretchenegolf/biography/p341790
  9. ^ http://www.gretchenegolf.com/#!reviews/c1oeb
  10. ^ http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/Cast/10765/Jackie-at-Belasco-Theatre
  11. ^ http://www.uktw.co.uk/archive/Play/Jackie-An-American-Life/S01938338960/
  12. ^ http://www.lct.org/showMain.htm?id=123
  13. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/101080-World-Premiere-of-Rajiv-Josephs-All-This-Intimacy-Opens-in-NYC-July-27
  14. ^ http://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/shows/getting-into-heaven_21568/
  15. ^ http://wptheater.org/
  16. ^ http://www.abouttheartists.com/productions/21938-crocodiles-in-thepotomac-at-theatre-row-october-19-november-12-1995
  17. ^ http://www.broadway.com/buzz/94191/modern-orthodox-welcomesnew-stars-crane-and-egolf-march-8/
  18. ^ http://www.broadwayworld.com/minneapolis/article/Guthries-STREETCAR-Enters-Final-2-Weeks-20100817#.U4WmdC8Wf_o
  19. ^ http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2012/11/16/huntington-betrayal-the-end-beginning-andspace-between/UT6pkLWKk2kAE94SarcqII/story.html
  20. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/62145-San-Diegos-Globe-has-AMidsummer-Nights-Dream-Sept-16-Oct-27
  21. ^ http://www.postgazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2014/04/17/Pittsburgh-Public-stages-Shaw-s-Candida/stories/201404170113
  22. ^ http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/as-you-like-it/Content?oid=1487372
  23. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/81754-Phillys-Wilma-Opens-Season-With-East-Coast-Debut-of-Millers-Resurrection-Blues-Sept-24
  24. ^ http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/
  25. ^ http://www.berkshireeagle.com/ci_5927847?source=most_emailed
  26. ^ http://barringtonstageco.org/associate-artists/gretchen-egolf/
  27. ^ http://bethcampbellstudio.com/work/some-things-change-2005/
  28. ^ http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/schwitters-britain/schwitters-britain-tate-and-grizedale-arts
  29. ^ http://www.basic.fm/rising-adam-chodzko/
  30. ^ http://www.greatnorthrunculture.org/aboutcommission?commid=65
  31. ^ http://invisibledust.com/project/new-adam-chodzko-at-the-british-science-festival¬sept-13/
  32. ^ http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/whatson/event.aspx?ID=1838
  33. ^ http://invisibledust.com/a-n-cover-ways-of-seeing-climate-change/
  34. ^ http://www.outoffocus.biz/onstage/august-unfinished/
  35. ^ http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/_big_blue_blog/gretchens_blog_week_three_and_heading_tech
  36. ^ http://sonnetprojectnyc.com/portfolio/play-sonnet-147/
  37. ^ http://sonnetprojectnyc.com/
  38. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/ tt1513205/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_7
  39. ^ https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=qL_VMbWCbiY
  40. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0251098/bio#trivia
  41. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1357378/
  42. ^ http://www.adamchodzko.com/
  43. ^ http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117797138?refCatId=33
  44. ^ http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/the-secret-letters-of-jackie-and-marilyn/Content?oid=1334453
  45. ^ http://www.guthrietheater.org/plays_events/plays/2009/streetcar_named_desire
  46. ^ http://www.ppt.org/pages/laughter-romance-shakespeare

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