Jack Grinhaus is an award winning and nominated theatre artist. Primarily a director, Jack has also worked in various streams of theatre as producer ( The Grace Project: SICK [2 Dora Mavor Moore nominations], Paradise By The River [ Dora Mavor Moore Nomination], Canstage Float, Rougher Trade, Tabula Rasa, 24U2C, Toronto Without Words, Jenny’s Room, The Complex: A Toronto Tale), a playwright (Tabula Rasa, Toronto Without Words, The Complex: A Toronto Tale) that has been produced Off Off Broadway (The Grownups Playground), an award winning actor with numerous film, television, and theatre credits in the city and abroad: Rougher Trade, Tabula Rasa, (B2C), I, Marcus Garvey( b current/Theatre Archipelago) The Bundle (Alan Dilworth), The Bewitched (Nigel Shawn Williams) Toronto Noir [Summerworks 2009/ Heather Davies/Outstanding Ensemble - NOW Toronto], The Off Off Broadway production of, The Grownups Playground, the U.S National tour of the original musical, Tour De France, Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs Live, The Mousetrap at the Toronto Truck Theatre, Who is Clark Rockefeller (Lifetime Network), Mayday (History Channel), and the Dora award winning production of Romeo and Juliet Remixed.). He was a contributor to the World Theatre Encyclopedia as well as a theatre columnist for BlogTo. He also possesses an MFA and BA Honours in Theatre from York University’s Theatre program as well as an Associate Degree in Acting from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and has studied intensely with renowned artists Uta Hagen, Jackie Bartone, R.H. Thomson, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Graham McLaren, Kim Collier, Eda Holmes and Jim Warren.
Recent Director Credits: Saved (EOS Theatre/2011 Toronto Fringe Festival), Ghosts (Assistant Director/Morris Panych/ Soulpepper), ART (/Assistant Director/ Morris Panych/ Canadian Stage Company) , For Bound To Create Theatre - Toronto Without Words I (Squiggfest Festival), Jenny's Room (Factory Theatre Lab Cab); New York – Dark Rapture (Theatre 22/Landslide Prod) The Grownup’s Playground (Naked Players) For York - Much Ado About Nothing, The Start of Man and The North. Other; Seven (Assistant Director/Sarah Stanley/City of Wine Festival/ Theatre Passe Muraille), Twelfth Night (Assistant Director/Kevin Hammond/Humber River Shakespeare Company), Carmen(Opera Lirica Italiana), Now or Never (Pleiades Theatre/Yonge Street Mission), The Complex: A Toronto Tale (Canadian Stage Festival of Creation/ 2010 Toronto Fringe Festival). Upcoming: Jenny’s Room, Cartes (Observer/assist/ Robert LePage/ Ex Machina).
Jack is the recipient of a 2002 THEA award for his performance as Stanley Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs, was a member of the 2010 Canadian Stage BASH Director's residency, an inaugural member of the Director's Lab North, is Co-Artistic Director of Bound to Create Theatre (www.boundtocreate.com) and facilitates acting, movement, improvisation and creative ensemble workshops throughout Ontario.