Jack Grinhaus is an award winning and nominated theatre artist. Primarily a director, Jack has also worked in various streams of theatre as producer, designer, playwright, and award winning actor with numerous theatre, TV, and film credits. Before taking on his current role as Artistic Director for Theatre NorthWest , he was Producer and Co-Artistic Director of Bound to Create Theatre for ten years, and was the Associate/Apprentice Artistic Director at The Grand Theatre during its 2012/13 Season.
Recent Directing Credits Include: Alice in Wonderland, Half Life, The Secret Mask, Isitwendam (Theatre NorthWest), ART (Persephone Theatre) Last Christmas (Lunchbox Theatre, Stage One), dirty butterfly (B2C/Obsidian Theatre), Release the Stars (2014 Toronto Next Stage Festival), Taming of the Shrew (Grand Theatre HSP), Playing Cards Part 1: Spades(Observer/AD/Robert Lepage/Ex-Machina), Playwrights Cabaret (The Grand Theatre), Phaedra’s Lust (Tapestry New Opera/B2C), Ghosts (AD/Morris Panych/Soulpepper), Macbeth (Classical Theatre Project), Saved (Toronto Fringe Festival/Patron’s Pick/Best of Venue), ART (AD/Morris Panych/Canadian Stage Company) The Complex: A Toronto Tale (Festival of Creation/Canadian Stage/2010 Toronto Fringe),The Nun’s Vacation (Doghouse Riley Prod.), Carmen (Opera Lirica Italiana), Tough Jews (Harold Green Jewish Theatre/ Workshop Reading).
Jack was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore award in 2011, was part of the 2010 Canadian Stage BASH Directors Residency as well as the inaugural Director’s Lab North at Tarragon Theatre. He was a contributor to the World Theatre Encyclopedia and holds 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, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, and Graham McLaren.