Terry Greiss is a co-founder of Irondale, where he is also an actor and the Executive Director. He
has performed in more than 60 roles with the company, and he is a creator of most of Irondale’s original works and education programs. He has conducted hundreds of workshops in public schools, prisons, theaters and professional training programs.
Terry was the Founding President of the Network of Ensemble Theatres and the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance wher he continues to serve on its Board of Trustees. He was a panelist for the New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2008 he was invited by the US Embassy to lecture and teach improvisation in Russia. He has taught at the New School, the University of Wisconsin Drama Center. In 2010 he was awarded Brooklyn Arts Exchange’s Arts Education Award. From 2015-2020 he was an improvisation instructor for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. In 2015, he created To Protect, Serve and Understand Irondale’s improv training program for NYC police officers, designed to heal some of the tensions between officers and community members and provide real tools to improve communication and understanding.
Terry is a graduate of the New York (LaGuardia) High School for the Performing Arts and Sarah
Lawrence College. Outside of Irondale he has performed at the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Cincinnati Playhouse, in Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Three Sisters, directed by John Doyle. If you watch carefully, you can see him on episodes of Boardwalk Empire and Sneaky Pete. He is married to the amazing actress Vicky Gilmore and they have a son, Liam.