Gretchen Cryer is wellknown for writing the book and lyrics and starring in I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road (with musicby Nancy Ford.) The show was originallyproduced in New York City by Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre followed by a threeyear run at the Circle in the Square. The show subsequently ran a year in Chicago, a year in Los Angeles, hadnumerous productions around the country, and over 100 foreign productions. Gretchen and Nancy recently completed thesequel, Still Getting My Act Togetherwhich played at York Theatre Company in New York City and the Eugene O’NeillTheatre Centre and once again starred Gretchen Cryer.
Gretchen has writtennumerous other shows with Nancy Ford including Now is the Time for All Good Men (off-Broadway,) The Last Sweet Days of Isaac (ObieAward, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award,) Shelter (Broadway – Golden Theatre,) Hang on to the Good Times (Manhattan Theatre Club,) The Fabulous Party (Williamstown TheatreFestival,) The American Girls Revue(American Girl Place – Chicago, New York, Los Angeles,) Circle of Friends (American Girl Place – Chicago, New York) and Anne of Green Gables (Theatreworks,Lortel Theatre.) Gretchen has recorded two albums with Nancy Ford, has starredon Broadway in her own cabaret act, performed on and off Broadway and in film.
Gretchen currently teaches“Writing for Solo Performance” in New York City. Born and raised in Indiana,Gretchen lives in New York Cityand has three children – Jon, Robin and Shelly, and five grandchildren.