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 is president of Gray Talent Group, founded in 2008, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. The mission of Gray Talent Group is to develop actors and take them to the next level of their career. Consequently, Gray actors can be seen nightly on networks and streaming services. There are currently Gray Talent Actors on Broadway, and on the silver screen.
Gray was named the SAG agent of the month and was the second agent outside of Los Angeles and first in Chicago to receive the award.
Before becoming an agent, Gray produced the film Stray Dogs. Her other entrepreneurial venture was MOMents, a resource for working mothers. As part of MOMents, Gray produced a radio segment for WMAQ radio, wrote a column for the Chicago Tribune, created a monthly newsletter, ran support groups and gave talks on balancing work and family.
A graduate of Northwestern University, her first job out of college was working in the media as a writer/producer for WCFL Radio, UPI and CNN. Later she transitioned into public relations and held management positions at major agencies. 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.
Ashley joins the Gray Talent Group team after working as a Casting Director and Stage Director in the Chicago area. After graduating from Ithaca College’s BA Theatre Studies program, Ashley made the move from Syracuse, NY to Chicago, IL to be a part of the vibrant theatre scene. In addition to completing internships at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company and Collaboraction Theatre Company, Ashley served as Casting Director for Red Theater Chicago. There, she cast mainstage shows such as 45 Plays for 45 Presidents and You Are Happy. She also worked on the 2019 Annual Unified Storefront Accessibility Auditions, which hosted over 30 Chicago casting professionals and featured deaf and/or disabled actors from around the country. Ashley is very excited to use her theatre and casting experiences to help actors flourish in their craft!
Norm Burt joins Gray Talent Group as an Agent’s Assistant and Billing Coordinator. After finishing his education from Winthrop University’s Theater Performance program, Noram moved to Chicago in 2014 with the goal to study improvisation. After studying and performing improv at various locations around the city, including The Second City, iO, & The Annoyance, Norm returned to theater becoming an Artistic Associate of the Ghostlight Ensemble Theatre Company in 2018. During which he spent his days working as an Assistant Manager to a Condo building located in the heart of downtown Chicago. In August of 2021, he will become a graduate of a 12-month intensive program specialized in comedic film at The Second City Film School. Norm is enthusiastic about supporting Gray’s pool of dedicated and talented performers pursuing their artistic futures.
Patrick Delgado joins the Gray Talent Group team as an Agent’s Assistant in the Los Angeles office after over four years in the industry representing talent. He hails from the Boston area where he graduated from Emerson College before moving to LA to begin his career. He has previously worked in agencies representing actors in television, film, commercials and voice-over. Patrick is thrilled to join Gray Talent Group and continue his work fostering talent in Los Angeles.
Noel Henry (he/they) joined Gray Talent Group in December 2018, previously producing industrials for brands like Hellmann’s, Knorr, and Lipton. They are absolutely thrilled to be bringing their love for actors and performers to Chicago’s incomparable theatre scene and to be supporting Gray Talent’s roster of unparalleled talent.
Outside of being an agent, Noel is also deeply invested in the immigrant & QTPOC communities of Chicago (especially as a first-generation child of Chinese-Filipino immigrants) and takes immense pride in bringing community care into their work in Chicago theatre and beyond.
Kiki Kapral joined the Gray Talent Group team in 2013 after 6-plus years of casting experience in New York. As a TV/Film agent, Kiki has booked Gray Talent clients on feature films and TV series including “The Politician” (Netflix), “Magnum PI” (CBS), “The Bold Type” (Freeform), “Assisted Living” (BET), “Penny Dreadful” (Showtime), “This is Us” (NBC), “Veep” (HBO), “Better Call Saul” (AMC), “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon), “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Grace & Frankie” (Netflix), “Lovecraft Country” (HBO), and many more.
Kiki graduated from Indiana University with a major in Telecommunications – design and production. She started her career as an intern at The Late Show with David Letterman and 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 5 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 loves using her experience to help actors reach their professional and creative goals.
Lindsay Levine (she/her/hers) has spent the past decade as a Casting Director and Educator and is excited to bring her industry experience to the NY office of Gray Talent Group. While at Tara Rubin Casting she was the Casting Director for the original Broadway companies of Dear Evan Hansen, Bandstand, and the revival of Cats as well as the International Tour of Phantom of the Opera and National Tours of Dear Evan Hansen, Cats and Jersey Boys. Her work also included developmental productions at the Yale Institute of Music Theatre, Eugene O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference, NYMF, and many readings and workshops. As an educator, she has been teaching audition technique and preparation classes and workshops at universities around the country including University of Michigan, NYU, Baldwin Wallace, Rider University, Marymount Manhattan, Long Island University- Post. She received her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from the University of Idaho. In life, she lives with her husband and two children in the Hudson Valley.
Maggie McNulty 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.
Meezahn Senbetta (she/her/hers) joins Gray Talent Group as an agent’s assistant after working in documentary and reality TV production in Chicago. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Radio/TV/Film and Sociology from the School of Communication. She is passionate about creating and supporting meaningfully diverse content across all mediums and is excited to be working with the Gray Talent team to uplift Chicagoland actors..