Grace Mertz (b. 1996) is a writer and performer based in central Minnesota. She grew up writing fanfiction, poetry, and novellas but found performative writing when she received her B.A. in Linguistics and Communication Studies from St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN). She completed her M.A. in Communication Studies and Performance at the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA), where her Master’s thesis was a one-woman autoethnographic show focused on the experience of practicing faith while in an academic environment. Grace’s performance work is centered on the ideas of interfaith dialogue, religious metaphors in daily life, and art as an avenue for knowing God and others.
"Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere."— G. K. Chesterton