Greg Geffrard is an educator, Intimacy professional, culture worker, actor, poet, and facilitator. He cultivates sustainable artistic spaces of exploration by sharing consent- based trauma-informed advocacy tools. He aspires to inspire the next generation of self-generators of radical joy. As an Associate Faculty member with Theatrical Intimacy Education, he has facilitated workshops at the collegiate and professional levels. He is the Chair of Strategic Planning for the Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME). His primary research focuses on integrating intimacy practices into theatrical pedagogy to ensure that the principles of IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access & Sustainability) are applied in praxis. Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University Of South Florida and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from the University Of Iowa.
Previous acting credits include Pass Over (Curious Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Lottery Day, Carlyle & Upstairs Concierge (Goodman Theatre; u/s); Miss Bennett (TheatreSquared); Tilikum (Sideshow Theatre); Another Jungle (Cloudgate Theatre); Smart People (Writers Theatre; u/s); Puff Believe It Or Not & Seascape (Remy Bumppo Theatre); Bug & Pass Over (Steppenwolf; u/s), Earthquakes In London (Steep Theatre); BBC: Romeo & Juliet (Along The Way Productions); Carroll Gardens (16th Street Theatre); Our Lady Of 121st Street (Eclipse Theatre); Treasure Island (Lookingglass Theatre; u/s); Coming Home (Erasing The Distance); Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse); HAIR (American Theatre Company); one week in spring (Halcyon Theatre); Bud, Not Buddy (Chicago Children’s Theatre). TV Credits: Chicago Justice (NBC).
Previous Intimacy & Fight credits include Steppenwolf Theatre: Chlorine Sky, Choir Boy (Intimacy & Fight), Bald Sisters (Assistant Intimacy); CHICAGO: Goodman Theatre: The Nacirema Society. The Lyric Opera: The Factotum (Intimacy & Violence); Remy Bumppo: Galileo’s Daughter; Court Theatre: Fen; Chicago Shakespeare: Comedy of Errors. REGIONAL: Opera Theatre of St. Louis: Treemonisha, Tosca, Cosi, & Susannah; Denver Center of Performing Arts: The Color Purple; Huntington Theatre (Boston): K-I-S-S-I-N-G & Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Studio Theatre (DC): White Noise (Assistant Intimacy) UP NEXT: Steppenwolf Theatre: Sanctuary City; Goodman Theatre: The Nacirema Society; Refracted Theatre: Tambo & Bones; TheatreSquared: The Band’s Visit.