D Granke


D Granke is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Theatre Movement Specialist.

Directing Credits include: A Clockwork Orange (Jobsite Theatre), Ready Steady Yeti Go(Stageworks) Macbeth and Richard III (Tampa Shakes) Beruit and Blue Surge(Cena/Cenari) Bethany and Tender Napalm (TRT2) and US Drag, They Don’t Pay We Won’t Pay, The Wolves, and She Kills Monsters (Theatre USF) They are currently the director of Unto these Hills 72nd season.

Selected Fight Direction credits include: The Black Suits (Joe’s Pub), Born Yesterday, Morning After Grace, and The Little Foxes (Asolo Repertory Theatre), FLY and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Florida Studio Theatre), The Piano Lesson, The Mountain Top, and Dearly Departed (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe),  Vietgone, The Invisible Hand and Bad Jews (American Stage),  The Niceties, Dry Land, Dike, and Pilgrims (Urbanite), Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Richard the III (Tampa Shakes), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety and In the Blood (Stageworks), As You Like It, A Skull In Conemarra,  and Gloucester Blue (Jobsite Theatre), Don Giovanni, Faust, Il Trovatore, Carmen, Tales of Hoffman, and La Boheme (St Petersburg Opera), Voodoo Macbeth and Take Me Out (Studio 620), A View from the Bridge (Tampa Rep), Appropriate (Three Bone Theatre) Carmen (Opera Orlando) and Unto these Hills and Time of War (Cherokee Historical Association)

Selected Intimacy Direction Credits include: Vietgone (American Stage), The Cake (Studio at Tierra Del Sol) At The Wake of a Dead Drag Queen, Sender, and Pilgrims (Urbanite Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Jobsite Theatre) and Stupid F!@#ing Bird (Tampa Rep)

They hold a BFA from the University of Michigan, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and are certified as a teacher and fight director by the SAFD, and as an intimacy director with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators. They have taught theatrical combat and intimacy across the country including at the National Stage Combat Workshops, and as a Lead Instructor for Intimacy Directors International.