Getting to Know Gray Talent Group
Gray Talent Group is a Chicago and Los Angeles based talent agency that secures work for professional actors. We have a passion to work closely with a select number of actors to help them develop a blueprint for career success. We are unique in our commitment to nurturing diverse and hard-to-find talent.
To provide exceptional representation to professional actors by procuring exciting and artistically fulfilling job opportunities on their behalf. Gray Talent offers exclusive full service representation and is committed to actor training and development to take actors to the next level of their career.
Dawn Gray has been a talent agent for the past 17 years, placing actors in such high visibility films and television shows such as Star Trek: Into Darkness, Chicago Fire, Boss, Boardwalk Empire, and Shameless as well as on Broadway in Matilda, Christmas Story and Lion King. Prior to that she produced the film Stray Dogs, which is available on Netflix. Dawn previously ran MOMents Inc, a successful business which provided support to working parents and also has extensive experience in public relations and marketing. A graduate of Northwestern University and a former child actor, Dawn is delighted to pursue her passion of helping actors find success in this wonderful, wacky business.
Brittainy joined the Gray Talent Group as an Associate Agent in July of 2015. After earning degrees in Theatre Arts and Psychology from the University of Iowa, she began her career in theatre, working in the fields of fundraising and production and stage management. In tandem with her work in the field of performing arts, Brittainy worked in the aviation industry, during which time she learned that there truly is no place like sweet home Chicago. Brittainy is delighted to be part of the performing arts community and is thrilled to help showcase the amazing talents of the actors at Gray Talent Group.
Kieran Campion joins the Gray Talent team after spending 18 years as a working actor. Upon graduating Colgate University, he began his acting career in New York, where he established himself both on stage and off. He shared the stage with Paul Newman in his Broadway debut and went on to appear in four more Broadway plays, including the Tony winning “Journey’s End,” “The American Plan,” and “The Heiress.” His on camera career has included roles on “The Sopranos,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Elementary,” and many more. From Broadway to regional theater, studio films to network drama, sitcoms to commercials, Kieran has worked in every corner of the industry. His broad exposure to various directors, producers, and casting directors gives Kieran a unique perspective on the industry that helps him fit right in with Gray Talent’s actor-centered approach. He is thrilled to bring his broad experience to the other side of the table in service of the talented and passionate clients Gray represents.
Matt joined the Gray Talent Group as an Associate Agent in April of 2018. He recently earned a M.S. in Television from Boston University where he served on BUTV10’s Executive Board as Head of Development. Over the years, Matt has completed six internships within the broadcast journalism and entertainment industries, which include time spent at Creative Artists Agency and PBS.
Noelle joined Gray Talent Group as an Associate Agent in June of 2016, and has since been made a full-time Agent. She is a graduate of North Central College, where she received dual degrees in Theatre and Business, with an emphasis in Organizational Communications. While still in college, Noelle completed a total of seven internships within the Chicago performing arts industry, which included time spent with Gray Talent Group, PR Casting and Vagabond School of the Arts. She then went on to create her own boutique theatre casting agency and serve as Resident Casting Director for Strawdog Theatre Co., Haven Theatre Co., Adventure Stage Chicago, and more, while also working with The Cast Station Chicago as their Head of Theatre Casting and a Commercial, TV, and Film Casting Assistant. She now heads up the Chicago Theatre department at Gray Talent, and speaks frequently as a guest lecturer at North Central College, in addition to being a Guest Teacher at Vagabond School of the Arts. Noelle also produces an annual fundraising concert for Mutual Ground, a domestic violence shelter and education center in Aurora, Illinois. She is incredibly proud to represent artists in the Chicago community today, and to help educate the artists of tomorrow!
Kiki Kapral joins the team at Gray Talent with 6-plus years of casting experience in New York. Kiki graduated from Indiana University with a major in Telecommunications – design and production. Shortly after graduation she relocated to New York and accepted a position in the talent development department at VH1 where she booked talent for “Best Week Ever”, “I Love the 90’s”, “I Love the New Millennium”, and a slew of the “Top 20” and “Top 100” countdowns. Kiki then spent 4 and a half years as the Casting Coordinator at Warner Bros TV Studio. There, she collaborated with both New York and LA casting directors and worked closely with studio and network executives and top creative clients. A selection of notable TV credits include: “Mike and Molly” (CBS), “Political Animals” (USA), “Suburgatory” (ABC), “Two Broke Girls” (CBS), “Person of Interest” (CBS), “Dallas” (TNT), “The Vampire Diaries” (The CW), and “Revolution” (NBC). Kiki is thrilled to be back in Chicago, her home town, and is excited to use her experience to help actors reach their professional and creative goals.
Nora Manz joins the Gray Talent Group team as a recent and eager graduate from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Live & Performing Arts Management and a minor in Acting. After interning at Gray Talent Group during the summer of 2017, Nora developed and learned new skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully within the entertainment industry. With a passion for the industry and working with actors, Nora is thrilled to be joining the Gray Talent Group team once again as an Agent’s Assistant.
Maggie McCoy joined Gray Talent Group full time as an Associate Agent in May of 2014. She interned in Chicago working with Gray Talent Group and Simon Casting. While pursuing a degree in Theater and Drama from Indiana University, she helped cast and assistant direct three main stage productions including School for Scandal, Cloud 9, and Guys and Dolls. She is extremely excited to pursue her dream of providing actors with great opportunities and developing a brighter future.
Mike Theisen joined the Gray Talent Team full time in December of 2011. Mike began his career as an actor at the age of 8. His work in the theatre led him to Chicago to attend DePaul University where he received a BFA in Acting. In addition to his education Mike maintained employment throughout college in Information Technologies at a local Chicago telecommunications service. After graduation Mike moved to the other side of the table and began working with Gray Talent. His background in performance and passion for the business have allowed Mike to find his place in the Chicago performing arts community. He could not be more excited to have the opportunity to do what he loves to do every day: help actors achieve their goals.