The Connelly Theater
A World Premiere by Sarah Rose Kearns
Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Eric Tucker
In the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, a shy English spinster seeks to win back the love of the man she jilted eight years before. Jane Austen’s last and most romantic novel, PERSUASION first appeared in print in 1818, and is a meditation on love and loss, and what is constant in a changing world.
She recently portrayed Mrs. Clay & Henrietta in Bedlam's production Persuasion. She is grateful to have safely returned to the stage.
Check out how the show went:
"Bubbles of grace rise to the surface in this new adaptation of Jane Austen’s final novel, thanks largely to delightful comic turns from Annabel Capper, as Lady Russell, and from Caroline Grogan and Claire Hsu, as the sisters Henrietta and Louisa Musgrove." -THE NEW YORKER
WALL STREET JOURNAL (Best Direction of a Play 2021)
Caroline was thrilled to play ROBIN in Bedlam: The Series. You can also call her Panda. Learn more about this Shakespearian mashup episodic series HERE.
Photo by: Ashley Garrett
VLOG 31: THIS IS BROOKLYN!
Caroline & her collaborator, Nate Shinners, just released an original short film called, "VLOG: THIS IS BROOKLYN."
This piece premiered at Society Theatre's CHEAP DATE Virtual event.
It is a spoof on apartment hunting in New York City. Caroline plays a racist broker.
In October, Caroline worked on a new project called HELLSWORTH with the Hooked App. She plays RILEY, a rebellious blonde at the Ellsworth school! This audio drama will keep you at the edge of your seat. You can hear this two part teen mystery on Spotify!
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2020
Benefit Reading to support:
THE INNOCENCE PROJECT
Caroline played Lavinia!
Caroline is thankful to continue her work as a company member in SOCIETY, a new theatre company! In light of the pandemic, Society has been doing bi-weekly Zoom "happy hours" with short original scenes. Caroline enjoys taking on different quirky characters. Some include: an Amish sister, Texan Suburban Mom, Amazon, a Quantum Physicist, Bertolt Brecht, & a Sesame Street Anchor!
Caroline recently took on the role of Educational Coordinator and Teaching Artist for Bedlam. She's proud to have curated the high schooler curriculum for a one week Summer Youth Intensive.
The students worked on scenes, mashup monologues, & devised skits from The Crucible.
Caroline loves nothing more than teaching Clown & Play classes. This work focuses on the spirit of fun with physical games and devising. If you'd like to learn more about her teaching here!
The inaugural production of the new company SOCIETY, Beginning Days of True Jubilation by Mona Mansour, was part of the Ice Factory 2020 Festival at the New Ohio Theatre! In a normal world, it'd have been performed there; but in a pandemic, Society performed the show virtually on Zoom!
It's a satire about the cult-like group-think of winner-take-all capitalism, from the early euphoria of a new start-up through its epic crash and burn.
In the midst of the COVID Pandemic, Caroline performed for one of Bedlam's bi-weekly "Do More" Readings to support the Black Lives Matter Movement. She enjoyed working on Shakespeare's Richard II with this talented cast.
"Caroline Grogan gives a precocious, crackerjack performance as Mary Warren, a young girl in Abigail’s cohort."
See the full New York Times Review
Caroline just finished her Off-Broadway Debut in Bedlam's The Crucible directed by Eric Tucker. This "spellbinding" production earned a NYTimes Critic's Pick and the great praise of audiences.
Photo credit: Ashley Garrett Photography
Caroline plays a typical bratty teen, Eden, in this recent indie series written & directed by Jon Saks.
BEGINNING DAYS OF TRUE JUBILATION
We are all on this mission.
It's not your job, it's your calling.
Hosted by Studio Tisch 2019, an alumni program initiated by the Graduate Acting Alumni Association (GAAA) at New York University, Caroline devised a new piece written by Mona Mansour and directed by Scott Illingworth. She is honored to collaborate with this *new company & continue to work with these creatives in the future.
Photos by Andy Ingalls
Caroline just wrapped production on the feature film, Unfinished Works, directed by Shanna Riker. Caroline got in touch with her inner child, playing Young Alecia, a 13 year old from Mississippi!
Caroline is thrilled to share this passion project. Directed by her dear friend, Joeley Pulver, Caroline has enjoyed devising this piece. A.I.M. to Please explores growing up as women in a time when the internet was just emerging.
Caroline is not only performing, but she joined the Bedlam team as a development assistant in the fall of 2017. Bedlam just presented a mash-up of Uncle Vanya and Romeo & Juliet called Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet. Recent productions include: Pygmalion, Peter Pan, and Sense & Sensibility. Caroline enjoys being apart of this amazing company and learning more about how to financially support such original and engaging work.
Directed by Jenna Hoffman, Caroline jumped into the role of Salame in Jesus by Charles Mee for a Fall run at 13th Street Repertory Theater.
Caroline is a resident teaching artist with Zara Aina (ZA), a NYC based nonprofit empowering
at-risk children with theatrical storytelling. Every year, ZA visits the community of Camden, AL. She spent a week collaborating with BamaKids to create an incredible show of original songs, dances, unique characters, and lots of fun!!
Caroline spent the month of August as a teaching artist with Zara Aina in Madagascar. She was part of a six person team who took the ZA kids on tour with their production of King Lear in Malagasy. Check out her "Service" page for more details!!
Caroline is thrilled to announce her latest endeavor as a puppeteer!!! She just joined Puppetsburg, a company that brings interactive puppet shows to infants and toddlers in NYC.
Caroline appeared in NYU's StageWorks production of Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka. Directed by Shanga Parker, She was excited to delve into the grungy role of Skinhead Girl.