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Artist In Residence

St. Olaf College

HQ Phone: (507) 786-2222

Email: g***@***.edu

St. Olaf College

1520 St. Olaf Ave.

Northfield, Minnesota 55057

United States

Company Description

St. Olaf is an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts college that inspires students to foster the development of mind, body and spirit. St. Olaf is a religiously diverse college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Its students a ... more

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Employment History

Artist In Residence In Theatre
Dittmann Center 305

Director
Guthrie Theater

Artistic Director
Bloomington Civic Theatre

Associate Artistic Director
Children's Theatre Company

Affiliations

Board Member
Artistry

McKnight Fellow In Acting
University of Minnesota , Minneapolis

Education

graduate degree

University of Minnesota , Minneapolis

graduate degree

University of Virginia

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directed by Gary Gisselman

Director Gary Gisselman makes his Jungle debut with this production of America's most beloved classic comedy.
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Her regional credits include four seasons as a resident actor with The Arizona Theatre Company under the artistic leadership of Gary Gisselman.


Chanhassen Dinner Theatres | Musical and dinner theater history MN

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It was performed on the Main Stage and was directed by Founding Artistic Director Gary Gisselman.

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Also in 1971, Gary Gisselman cast a young actor from the East Coast named Michael Brindisi to play the accordion in the cast of The Matchmaker.
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Founding Artistic Director Gary Gisselman directed CDT's first production in 1968 and nearly every play through 1980. Gisselman left Chanhassen at that time to accept the position of Artistic Director with the highly-regarded regional playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company in Tucson.
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When Gisselman left guest directors were hired on a show-by-show basis until 1987, when the Bloombergs asked Michael Brindisi (actor, director and protégé of Gisselman) to accept the position of Resident Artistic Director.
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Said Brindisi, "It's important to remember the period that made the Chanhassen exceptional; and I'm speaking of the time when Gary Gisselman was here.


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Gary Gisselman

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Gary Gisselman
Director - Carousel
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Gary was raised in Bloomington where his grandparents settled in 1910. His first professional work in the theater was as artistic director for Bloomington Civic Theatre in 1964 until becoming the founding artistic director of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in 1968, a position he held until 1980. Gary then took on the artistic directorship of the Arizona Theatre Company in Tucson and Phoenix from 1980 to 1991. He and his family then moved back to Minnesota and he was the associate artistic director of the Children's Theatre Company until 1995 when he accepted the directorship of the Opera Workshop at the University of Minnesota. Since 2000 he has been teaching full time at St. Olaf College and freelance directing. He directed eight years of Guthrie Theater's A Christmas Carol as well as A Delicate Balance and Lost in Yonkers. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife, Margo, the executive director of Jungle Theater. They have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Gary has worked for over 40 years with Anita Ruth.


Our Directors

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Gary Gisselman

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Gary Gisselman
Director - Carousel
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Gary was raised in Bloomington where his grandparents settled in 1910. His first professional work in the theater was as artistic director for Bloomington Civic Theatre in 1964 until becoming the founding artistic director of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in 1968, a position he held until 1980. Gary then took on the artistic directorship of the Arizona Theatre Company in Tucson and Phoenix from 1980 to 1991. He and his family then moved back to Minnesota and he was the associate artistic director of the Children's Theatre Company until 1995 when he accepted the directorship of the Opera Workshop at the University of Minnesota. Since 2000 he has been teaching full time at St. Olaf College and freelance directing. He directed eight years of Guthrie Theater's A Christmas Carol as well as A Delicate Balance and Lost in Yonkers. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife, Margo, the executive director of Jungle Theater. They have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Gary has worked for over 40 years with Anita Ruth.


Manitou Messenger : Emily Stets

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Gary Gisselman is someone who will give you a straight answer if you ask for it. Dubbed "Gleaming-Headed Gary" by previous Great Conversation cohorts he has taught, Gisselman's scope of professional theatrical experience as founding artistic director of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres and artistic director... Read More >

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