Grant James Varjas is the playwright and composer of 33 TO NOTHING, produced in 2018 by Chicago’s A Red Orchid Theatre (directed by Tyrone Philips). His previous production at A Red Orchid Theatre was ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR, directed by Shade Murray (‘Top 10 Best Plays Of 2015’-TimeOut Chicago) . Other productions in Chicago include original works for Broken Nose Theatre (Bechdel Fest 4), Headline Theatre (Headline Fest 3), and AROT’s own Incubator Series (‘Sick By Seven’). New York City productions include 33 TO NOTHING (GLAAD Nomination 2007), ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR (also Director, at Paradise Factory Theatre), and UNDETECTABLE (Planet Connections Festival). Grant is on the board of Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory Theatre.
He has worked extensively as a writer and actor with Moises Kaufman’s Tectonic Theatre, where he is a Teaching Artist in their Moment Work Conservatory; including acting in the HBO film adaptation of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, and the Los Angeles production of 33 VARIATIONS with Jane Fonda. Grant has worked as an actor at the Goodman Theater; Lincoln Center, The Roundabout, and EST (all in NYC); and CTG in Los Angeles; amongst many others. The original cast recording of 33 TO NOTHING is available on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon Music.