Greta Oglesby made a big splash in the theater community when she played the lead in Tony Kushner’s Caroline or Change at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. Her performance was variously described as “ravishing,” “indelible,” “powerful,” “magnificent,” “heartbreaking, “brilliant,” and “the best performance on a Twin Cities stage this year.” Oglesby won the Ivey award for that performance. Greta’s resume includes 5 seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Crowns, Burial at Thebes, Sunshine Boys, and Appomattox at the Guthrie, Gem of the Ocean and Amen Corner at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and several plum roles at Penumbra Theatre, including Piano Lesson, Ballad of Emmett Till, and Black Nativity. Greta has recently published a book entitled “Mama N Nem…Handprints On My Life” (Kirkhouse).
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