Microsoft Word – Marina Gregory CV.docx
Marina Gregory worked as a writer and director for SYDA Foundation, adapting the Indian epic, The Ramayana, casting 150 young people from around the globe. In 2001 Ms. Gregory studied directing under her father, André Gregory, working as an actress in a three year exploration of Beckett’s Footfalls. Marina went on to join internationally acclaimed Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, becoming a leading player with Workcenter through the beginning of 2012. Ms. Gregory’s first performance with Workcenter was in Mario Biagini and Thomas Richard’s theatrical opus Dies Irae. The opus was part of “Culture 2000” Program funded by The European Union, performing in Europe, Turkey, Africa and Russia. Ms. Gregory was a leading player in the film Dies Irae, My Preposterous Theatrum Interioris Show, premiering at Lincoln Center in 2009. She was a founding member of Workcenter’s Open Program in 2007, directing and acting in its first piece based on Beckett’s text, Fizzles, which performed in Italy and Poland. In 2009 Ms. Gregory assisted in creating The Zero Budget Festival, which took place in Wroclaw, Poland, bringing together artists from around the world to perform and share work methods. The city of Wroclaw funded the project, all performances free to the public. Ms. Gregory was a leading player in Workcenter’s I Am America, Not History’s Bones – A Poetry Concert, Electric Party and Electric Party Songs; all based in the poetry of Allen Ginsberg. Open Program toured world wide, including performances at The Baryshnikov Arts Center in NY and SF MOMA, in California. Returning to The US, Ms. Gregory directed Reflections of Nora, a theater piece exploring Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, incorporating a cast from Italy, Canada, Chile and America. She established Ravikiran, Inc., a Not For Profit to encourage long term artistic residencies, fomenting multidisciplinary arts projects. In 2016 Ms.Gregory directed a three month exploration hosting artists from Brazil and The US, resulting in The Celebration, a performance piece exploring the question: how can theater be food for the Heart? In 2018, Marina was invited to participate in University of Southern California’s Visions and Voices series. Ms. Gregory is an award recipient of Guild Hall Air Artist Residency for her play, Home.
Ms. Gregory has held theater and physical trainings around the world, including Anatoly Vasiliev’s School of Dramatic Art, in Moscow, Russia, Accademia dell’Arte in Turin, Italy, Baryshnikov Art’s Center, NY University in NY and University of Southern California in LA. She holds certifications in Pilates, Gyrotonic, and The Egoscue Method. Marina has edited texts of Grotowski’s for Theater Drama Review.