Presenter Profile

Gillian McNally

Guest Artist, University of Northern Colorado

Gillian currently serves as Professor of Theatre Education at the University of Northern Colorado where she teaches K-12 pre-service teachers, graduate level students, and produces TYA plays for the local community. She is the recipient of the Alliance for Colorado Theatre’s 2011 Higher Education Theatre Educator of the Year Award. Her writing has been published in Youth Theatre Journal, Stage of the Art, Incite/Insight, and Theatre for Young AudiencesToday. She serves as Vice President of Theatre for Young Audiences/USA. 

Gillian's Workshops


    Creating Original Work

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,

    Learn how to harness the skills of improvisation, spontaneity, and creativity into generating an original play with young people. Participants will be guided through a workshop of the basic steps of the devising process including: Discover, Define, Develop, and Deliver. Walk away inspired to tap into your creativity to work collaboratively to create original work!

    Shakespeare Alive

    , Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,

    Shakespeare can be confusing and alienating for many actors, but with some helpful physical, vocal, and text-based activities, the meaning and joy of the words can be unlocked. Come to this session to work with other students to make the text come alive in engaging, fun ways.