Brian Gill, MFA

  • Associate Professor of Performance and Head of Acting
  • Theatre Arts Department
  • MFA, University of Pittsburgh, 1999
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2594
  • EMAIL:
Brian Gill


  • Stage Acting
  • Shakespeare
  • Stage Combat
Brian J. Gill is a member of the Theatre Arts Faculty serving as an Associate Professor of Performance. A professional stage actor for 30 years, Professor Gill has performed with Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Renaissance Theaterworks, First Stage Children’s Theatre, goats & monkeys (co-founder and company member) and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

Chicago credits: Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens, Shakespeare Project of Chicago, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, and Provision Theater.

Regional credits: Southwest Shakespeare Compay (AZ), Theatre at the Center (IN), the Illinois and Texas Shakespeare Festivals, Allenberry Playhouse (PA), and the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC.

Internationally, Professor Gill has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre where he trained as a member of the first international artistic fellowship. He holds numerous weapon certifications with Dueling Arts International, Stage Combat Deutschland and the Society of American Fight Directors, where he holds the rank of advanced actor-combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Parkside Theatre directing credits include Book of Days, Hedda Gabler, A Streetcar Named Desire, Don Juan, Midnight and Moll Flanders, Love's Labour's Lost, Romeo and Juliet, and the Thanksgiving Play. Professor Gill has also directed Crimes of the Heart, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, A Midsummer Night's Dream, She Kills Monsters, and The Importance of Being Earnest for the College of Lake County.

Teaching Interests

Acting 1-4, Theatre Appreciation, Stage Combat 1 - 2, Audition Techniques

Research Interests

Consulting Interests

THEA 014 - Acting Practicum
THEA 014 - Performance Practicum
THEA 110 - Theatre Appreciation
THEA 125 - Acting I: Fundamntls of Acting
THEA 214 - Intermed Acting Practicum
THEA 214 - Intermed Performance Practicum
THEA 215 - LGBTQ Represnt on Stage/Screen
THEA 225 - Acting II: Shakespeare
THEA 250 - Stage Combat I
THEA 294 - Professional Theatre Internshp
THEA 299 - Independent Study:
THEA 314 - Advanced Acting Practicum
THEA 314 - Advanced Performance Practicum
THEA 317 - Dramaturgy
THEA 323 - Assistant Director
THEA 325 - Acting III: Scene Study
THEA 350 - Stage Combat II
THEA 386 - Audition Techniques
THEA 423 - Studio Director
THEA 425 - Acting IV: Styles of Action
THEA 494 - Professional Theatre Internshp
THEA 499 - Independent Study:
WGSS 215 - LGBTQ Represnt on Stage/Screen
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