Gretchen is a proud Arkansan who calls Brooklyn home. She studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute and has a BA in music from Hunter College. Luckily, she discovered in 2009 that her normal behavior is socially acceptable within the confines of improv. She's had the pleasure of studying with Tara Copeland, Armando Diaz, Peter McNerney, Louis Kornfeld, Mark Grenier, Michael Martin, Adam Wade and is very happy to call Magnet Theater home. Some of her heroines (WHY is that the word for that?) of comedy are Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, and Jessica Hynes. She plays drums, likes kids, and makes fudge. You'll often find her singing (too) enthusiastically and dancing (very) inappropriately at the bar after a show.