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Effrem Grettenberger

Effrem Thomas Grettenberger is the founder and CEO for EncoreSTL. Effrem is originally from the great State of Michigan but relocated to Saint Louis about 5 years ago to pursue his dream of continuing to work in Theater. Thus, Saint Louis has become home and an ideal place for EncoreSTL to thrive.

Effrem received his training from Albion College receiving a Bachelors's degree in Theater and History. His focus area was producing, directing, and acting, skills he has continued to nurture after relocating to Saint Louis after graduating. He found his niche originally working as a Case Manager for many of the finest youth programs in the City of Saint including Youth in Need, Kingdom House, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Saint Louis and Peters and Pauls. Eventually, that work included youth theater programs as well such as Gitana Productions and TLT Productions as well.

Effrem’s love of the arts and desire to help his new community led to the founding of Encore Theater Group. While Encore got its start a few short years ago, 2019 has been a bit more of a revival season seeing the company relocate to South Saint Louis, and with the introduction and expansion of our youth programs, Drama Therapy and Youth Stage Crew.

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