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Mr. Gary C. Gisselman

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Background

Employment History

Education

  • graduate degree
    University of Minnesota , Minneapolis
  • graduate degree
    University of Virginia
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St. Olaf College | Northfield, Minnesota, USA
www.stolaf.com, 6 Feb 2009 [cached]
Gary GisselmanArtist-In-Residence and Artistic Director, Gary did his graduate work at the University of Virginia and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis , where he was a McKnight Fellow in Acting.gisselma@stolaf.edu
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Back Row, L-R: Linda Johnke (03), Maren Bush (04), Gary Gisselman, Aimee Jillson
BCT | Bloomington Civic Theatre
www.bloomingtoncivictheatre.org, 29 Nov 2011 [cached]
Gary Gisselman Gary Gisselman (Director-Oklahoma!) 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 free lance directing. He has directed eight years of the Guthrie'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 the Jungle Theater. They have two sons, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Gary has worked for over 40 years with Anita Ruth.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres | Musical and dinner theater history MN
www.chanhassentheatres.com, 19 Oct 2011 [cached]
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.
St. Olaf College | Academic Catalog 2009-10
www.stolaf.com, 1 July 2010 [cached]
Gary C. Gisselman Artist in Residence in Theatre, 1999
Gisselman Comes ...
www.bloomingtoncivictheatre.org, 1 July 2011 [cached]
Gisselman Comes Home
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Gary Gisselman Bloomington Theatre and Art Center is excited to announce the return of veteran director Gary Gisselman to Bloomington Civic Theatre for the first production of the 2011-2012 season, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! The production, which runs August 19- September 18, 2011, will mark Mr. Gisselman's first directing credit at BCT in over 40 years.
A Bloomington native, Mr. Gisselman found his first professional work in theater as BCT's artistic director in 1964, a position he left four years later to become the founding artistic director of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. In 1980, Mr. Gisselman took on the artistic directorship of Arizona Theatre Company in Tucson and Phoenix for more than a decade. He and his family then moved back to Minnesota and he served as the associate artistic director of Children's Theatre Company until 1995, when he accepted the directorship of the Opera Workshop at the University of Minnesota. Since 2000, Mr. Gisselman has been teaching full time at St. Olaf College and directing numerous theater productions, including eight years of Guthrie Theater's A Christmas Carol as well as A Delicate Balance and Lost in Yonkers.
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