Current & Upcoming...
Grayson is currently attending The Academy at Chautauqua Theatre Company, where she and other artists from around the world are coming together to learn and hone their craft through content creation, playwriting, character movement, and self-tapes.
In September Grayson heads back to La Jolla for her final year completing her MFA in Acting from UC San Diego. She will also be performing in MILES FOR MARY by The Mad Ones in a UCSD Lab initiative, directed by fellow MFA acting candidate Henry Walter Greenberg.
Performances run October 1st and 2nd.
Also in October Grayson joins La Jolla Playhouse for the world premiere production of TO THE YELLOW HOUSE by Kimber Lee, directed by Neel Keller.
Performances run November 16 to December 12
Suddenly Last Summer Praise...
"At once tragic and undone, Grayson Heyl creates the perfect failed Southern debutante" - Marla Seidell for Picture This Post
"I don’t recall seeing Grayson Heyl before but on the evidence of her work in this show, she is the real deal. Is there a Blanche Dubois in her theatrical future? I’d see it in a heartbeat." - Dan Zeff for Chicagoland Theater Reviews
"As Catherine, Heyl evokes a wild-eyed mania and the thousand-yard-stare of someone who has witnessed something all but unspeakable. Heyl’s performance brings home that Catherine’s trauma has only been intensified by the efforts to make her forget it. She’s been locked up among the truly mad and subjected to electroconvulsive therapy. In Heyl’s frantic, pleading eyes, you can see a woman who’s living terror — as a result of what’s happened to her and for what’s still to come." - Catey Sullivan For the Chicago Sun-Times
"a heartbreaking and standout performance" - Elizabeth Ellis for Perform.ink
"Magnificent" - Lawrence Bommer for The Stage and Cinema
A Little About Me
An East Coaster by birth, I gave up the beach living to receive my Bachelor's of Music degree in Music Theatre and Vocal Performance from Oklahoma City University. After school and realizing I needed a bit more water in my life, so I headed up to Chicago where I kept the Midwest friendliness, but had a Lake that fuels my water loving soul. Now I continue to migration west to embrace the opposite coast, heading to San Diego to complete my MFA in Acting from UCSanDiego!
I have an insatiable curiosity and itch to learn new skills. I completed my first triathlon in 2016 and look forward to doing another! I believe that laughter is the greatest asset humans have to survive and I'm always up for an adventure or a new recipe to try.
Finally, a fun fact: Currently, I have donated over 100 inches of hair to Locks of Love - my first donation was 24" in the third Grade and (other than when I'm under contract for a show) have consistently given since!
Thank you for stopping by, and feel free to reach out!
My mission as a creative is to cultivate compassion, inspire understanding, and activate connection in the pursuit of creating positive unity for environmental and social justice.