Terry Greiss

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Terry is a co-founder of Brooklyn’s Irondale Ensemble Project where he is also an actor and the Executive Director. He has performed in more than 60 roles with the company, and is a creator of most of Irondale’s original plays and education programs. Away from Irondale he has performed at the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Cincinnati Playhouse, in Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Three Sisters, directed by John Doyle. He has conducted hundreds of workshops in public schools, prisons, theaters and professional training programs.  Terry was the Founding President of the Network of Ensemble Theaters, and sits on the Steering Committee of the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance. In 2008, at the invitation of the US Embassy, he was invited to lecture and teach improvisation in Russia. He has taught at the New School, the University of Wisconsin Drama Center. That same year, Terry opened the Irondale Center, in the Brooklyn Cultural District. In 2015,he created Irondale’s To Protect, Serve and Understand an improv training program for NYC police officers, designed to enhance communication skills, develop empathy and ease tensions between them. He is a graduate of the  NYC (LaGuardia) HS for the Performing Arts and Sarah Lawrence College. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Vicky Gilmore and son Liam.

Where I Work

Irondale Ensemble Project
Improvisation Instuctor, Actor