School of Communication

Gail Shapiro

Department of Theatre

Gail Shapiro

Senior Lecturer
g-shapiro2@northwestern.edu
Theatre and Interpretation Center, Room 207
1949 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2430
847-491-3314

As an actor, Gail Shapiro's work has included leading roles at Steppenwolf Theatre, South Coast Repertory and San Jose Repertory. In Spring 2007, she performed Edith Frank in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of The Diary of Anne Frank. She was an original resident artist at A Noise Within, California's Classical Resident Theatre Company for eleven years. She has received numerous Dramalogue and Garland awards. Gail has taught at The School at Steppenwolf; the Claremont Colleges, Pomona; California State University, San Bernardino; and University of Southern California. She is also a private coach, working with acting professionals and individuals in various fields.

Education

MFA Acting, Yale School of Drama
BFA Acting, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Recent Awards and Honors

1998   Emerging Comic Actor, Natalie Schafer Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle

Courses

243-1,2,3 Acting I: Principles of Characterization
341-1,2,3 Acting II: Analysis and Performance