actor. teaching artist.
Grant Chapman is a character actor with experience in plays ranging from the classics (recently, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra) to world premieres (Ramses contra los monstruos... by Victor I. Cazares and The End by Sheri Wilner).
Born in the small town of Auburn, GA, he spent a year at Interlochen Arts Academy (playing an eighteen-year-old Marquis de Sade in Marat/Sade) before beginning his training at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. At the Guthrie, he cut his teeth on the classics and worked with a few legendary figures, including John Barton, Michael Langham, and Mark Rylance. After earning his BFA, he spent time working in the Twin Cities, NYC, and Pennsylvania before being accepted to the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Acting Program as a Stephen Sondheim Fellow.
At Brown/Trinity, Grant continued to develop his skills as a classical actor (playing the title role in Richard III; appearing in King Lear at Trinity Rep) while pursuing an interest in new work. His fascination with gender and performance led to his MFA thesis show, On Style, where he combined existing theatrical writing and nontheatrical prose in a performance that interrogates the perception of authenticity (to view excerpts, click here). Graduating with his MFA in May of this year, Grant now resides in New York City and is thrilled to be part of one of the most exciting artistic communities in the world.
Grant's teaching credits include Brown University, MCC Theater, the University of Minnesota, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and St. Paul’s Shakespearean Youth Theater. He maintains an active private coaching practice. Find out more about his teaching by clicking the tab above, or contact him for details.
Grant is a member of Actor's Equity Association and a recipient of a Level I Award in Acting from NFAA YoungArts.