Marina Gregory began studying ballet with Robert Denvers and Suzanne Farrell of NYC Ballet, going on to perform with Ballet du Nord, a sister company of NYC Ballet, in France. She studied theater with Jose Quintero and Nikos Psacharopolis and went on to graduate from the professional program at Circle in The Square in NYC. She has performed with Shakespeare and Company, Williamstown Theater Festival, and in various theatrical productions in New York and Los Angeles. She also starred in Eating, a film directed by Henry Jaglom, and played other smaller roles in various independent film productions. For over a decade she wrote and directed children’s plays for SYDA Foundation, in 1999 writing a 3 month long production of the Indian epic, The Ramayana, which included a cast of fifty children from around the world. In 2001 Ms. Gregory put together an acting troupe to study directing under her father, André Gregory. He directed her as an actress in Beckett’s Footfalls. During this period Ms. Gregory also worked with Pulitzer prize winning playright Ayad Akhtar, exploring Jerzy Grotowski’s Plastiques physical work for theater. In 2004 Marina brought the acting troupe to do a work exchange with Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards and then stayed, becoming a leading actress with Workcenter through the end of 2011. Her performances at Workcenter include Mario Biagini and Thomas Richard’s theatrical opus Dies Irae, as well as I Am America, Not History’s Bones—A Poetry Concert, Electric Party and Electric Party Songs (all directed by Mario Biagini). Her films for Workcenter include Dies Irae: My Preposterous Theatrum Interioris Show, which premiered at Lincoln Center in 2009 and Cindy Klein’s film of I Am America.
Marina Gregory presently continues her theatrical research directing Reflections of Nora, A Doll’s House based on Ibsen’s play.