"Gretchen Wylder is a queer, latter-day Lucille Ball"
Hi there, I'm Gretchen.
I'm an artist, a Pisces, a queer femme, and a wild woman.
My first passion has always been theatre and, pre-Covid, I was lucky enough to be a working theatre actor for nearly two decades. In 2017, I dove head-first into the filmmaking world. I love it here.
Having lived and performed in St. Louis, Chicago, Edinburgh, NYC, and now Los Angeles, I've experienced growth as both a person and an artist. I've had an unconventional stage career, with credits in everything from Off-Broadway musical theatre comedies to improv and sketch at UCB to the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Vegas... I'm a good time gal!
In 2018, I created my own production company, Wylder Womyn Productions LLC, in order to start making more of the work I wanted to see in the world. My inaugural film making project, These Thems, is a queer comedy series that I created, wrote, and star in.
Made by an entirely LGBTQ+/POC/female creative team and crew in NYC, the series has won six awards, including the AT&T Audience Award at Frameline 2020, screened at 20 film festivals, and was named one of GLAAD's "Top Trans Stories" 2019.
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You can learn more about me in my bio section, including my extensive work in musical theatre, comedy writing, and burlesque.
I believe in the power of representation and have committed myself to bringing authentic and empowering stories to life from an intersectional feminist perspective. Want to help me and my vision succeed? Lez talk.