Guinevere Grana

by Guinevere Grana
(Oak Lawn, IL, United States)

BIO:

People involved in theater most likely have the same story. I am no different. Ever since I saw my first musical, when I was a young girl, I knew I wanted to be up on that stage. I started with Community Theater at the young age of ten, and then went on to do musicals, contest plays, and speech team in high school. While attending Lewis University, I was undecided as to what my major would be. Like most artists, I thought, “I would love to do theatre, but how am I going to make a living?” I tried to convince myself that I would be happy doing something more stable, but no matter how hard I tried, I just could not give theater up. I knew then that I had the real drive and desire to make theater my career.
I declared both of my majors the end of my sophomore year at Lewis University: Theater and Psychology. They go together more than one may think. I really enjoy developing a character, and in psychology you are essentially doing the same thing, but analyzing the human condition. I also became very interested in learning about childhood and adolescence. I worked at a day camp for three summers and was lucky enough to work for the Rialto School of the Arts as a teacher’s assistant at a theatre camp for children. I think theater is so healthy and important for children and adolescence. It helps young children develop their creativity and stimulates their brain.
I graduated last May and spent the majority of my summer auditioning. I was finally cast in the interactive comedy Tony 'n Tina's Wedding. I am currently playing the role of Tina. This particular show has really helped me with my improv and comedy skills. I am always looking for new auditions and things that are challenging for me.



RESUME:

Guinevere Grana
(708) 705-5929
granagu(at)lewisu.edu
Height: 5’9 ½”
Weight: 130lbs
Hair/eye color: brown

THEATRE
Tony ‘N Tina’s Wedding:Tina/Marina:Piper’s Alley
You Brought this on Yourself:Ensemble/Film Extra:Heritage Theatre Company
The Boy Friend**:Polly Browne:Philip Lynch Theatre
The Miracle Worker**:Annie Sullivan:Philip Lynch Theatre
Red Herring:Various Roles:Philip Lynch Theatre
The Women of Lockerbie:Woman 1:Philip Lynch Theatre
The Diary of Anne Frank:Edith Frank:Raven Theatre Guest Director-Greg Kolak
Over the Tavern**:Ellen Pazinski:Philip Lynch Theatre
The American Clock:Mrs. Taylor/Ensemble:Heritage Theatre Company
Hay Fever**:Clara:Theatre Wit Guest Director-Jeremy Wechsler
The Tempest**:Ariel:Philip Lynch Theatre
Absolutely! Perhaps?*:Signora Sirelli:Oak Lawn Theatre
Bye Bye Birdie:Rosie:Oak Lawn Theatre

TRAINING
B.A. Theatre and Psychology
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Teacher’s Assistant
Rialto School of the Arts, Joliet, IL
Acting 1Keith White Acting 2Jo Slowik
Audition TechniquesJo Slowik
Musical Theatre Keith White
Voice and Diction Keith White
Principles of Directing Keith White
Movement and Dance Diane Meyer
Private Voice Lessons Dr. Robert Holst
Vocal Jazz Ensemble Dr. Robert Holst
Acting for Television Keith White
Chicago Shakespeare Audition Workshop

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS
**Irene-Ryan Acting Nominee for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival Region 3
*All-State Cast for the Illinois High School Association Contest Play State Finals
Performed a scene from ‘The Miracle Worker’ at the KC-ACTF Region 3 Evening of Scenes
Lewis University College of Arts and Sciences Deans List: eight semesters
Member of the National Honor Society of Psychology (Psi Chi)
Graduate with high honors

SPECIAL SKILLS
Singer (mezzo), dialects (British, Cockney, Northern, Southern), conversational French,
certified in First Aid and CPR, dance (Irish, jazz, tap), sports (basketball, kickboxing, softball, tennis, volleyball), works well with children, can do the splits and cartwheels, can roller-skate, can juggle.

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