Presenter Profile

Michael Gilboe

Guest Artist, University of Providence

Michael Gilboe is a playwright, director, musician, composer, teacher, producer, and audiobook narrator. He is Director of Performing Arts and Assistant Professor for the Theatre and Business Arts major and program he created at the University of Providence. A Great Falls, MT native, he spent 12 years in New York City where he ran his own recording studio and production company in Times Square, producing albums for independent musicians and Tony, Emmy and Oscar winning clients. He also founded and hosted the Broadway Bullet theatre podcast where he meets and conducts in-depth interviews with many of the top theatre innovators of our time. As a composer/playwright, he has written and produced several full-length musicals and over 20 children's musicals. Lost Legend of Camelot, for which he wrote music and lyrics has been presented in five locations, including the Player’s Theatre in NYC. His musical, The Dead Legend was presented at the New York Musical Theater Festival in July, 2013. A Tribulation in Goats Corner, a play with music was presented at UGF in the fall of 2014. He has directed everything from intimate plays to large musicals and has also narrated over 200 audiobook titles. Michael Gilboe holds his BA in Theatre from the University of Montana and MFA in Playwriting with an emphasis in Plays with Music from the Playwright's Lab at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.  

Michael's Workshops


    Develop Distinctive Character Voices

    , Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,

    Every actor has the capacity to develop hundreds of unique voices. In this workshop, students will participate in exercises design to open up their vocal possibilities while still grounding even the most extreme voices with honesty in their delivery.

    Using Characters to Develop Strong Stories – For Writers

    Beginning, Intermediate, / Acting, , , , ,

    Story is character. Character is story. In this workshop, students will learn elements for creating strong characters, and how to develop story from those choices. Students participate in a brainstorming session; developing a story from their ideas.

    Using Movement to Create Meaning – For Actors and Directors

    , Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,

    Film uses camera angles to create meaning. On stage, actors create meaning through their actions. Every movement should tell a story. Participate in activities helping you make meaningful choices & learn how audiences interpret those actions.