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Gary C. Gisselman

Artist In Residence

St. Olaf College

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St. Olaf College

1520 St. Olaf Ave.

Northfield, Minnesota,55057

United States

Company Description

One of the nation's leading four-year residential colleges, St. Olaf offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition. Founded in 1874, St. Olaf is a liberal arts college of the church in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA). Committed to the ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Founding Artistic Director

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres


Artistic Director

Bloomington Civic Theatre


Artistic Director

Bloomington Art Center


Affiliations

Artistry

Board Member


University of Minnesota , Minneapolis

McKnight Fellow In Acting


Education

graduate degree

University of Minnesota , Minneapolis


graduate degree

University of Virginia


Web References(39 Total References)


Our Directors

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Gary Gisselman
Gary Gisselman Director - Carousel 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.


BCT | Bloomington Civic Theatre

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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.


Henry Lewers | Pianist - Resume

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Under Milk Wood (St. Olaf College | 2011 - Gary Gisselman)


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Gisselman Comes Home
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.


BCT | Bloomington Civic Theatre

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(Bloomington, MN) Bloomington Civic Theatre (BCT) is pleased to announce its 2011-12 Schneider Theater season: Oklahoma!, directed by Gary Gisselman and choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell; Sweet Charity, directed by Jon Cranney and choreographed by Tracy Erickson; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, directed by Joe Chvala; and My Fair Lady, directed and choreographed by Lewis E. Whitlock III.
Gary Gisselman returns to BCT after many years to direct Oklahoma!. A Bloomington native, Mr. Gisselman found his first professional work in theater as BCT's artistic director, a position he left in 1968 to become the founding artistic director of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. In 1980, Mr. Gisselman took on the artistic directorship of the 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 the 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 the Guthrie's A Christmas Carol as well as A Delicate Balance and Lost in Yonkers.


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