Gillian Armstrong is a Toronto-based theatre practitioner and academic. Gillian recently completed her MA at the University of Toronto focusing on gender-bent Shakespeare performance. As part of her final project, Gillian developed and ran a workshop for female-identifying actors performing male monologues which culminated in a final performance at the Robert Gill Theatre.
Along with her academic pursuits, Gillian most recently directed Stars at Alumnae Theatre’s 2018 New Ideas Festival. Selected credits include assistant director on This Will Be Our Last Transmission (Alumnae Theatre), director on The Doorknocker (Drama Studio Series), AD on Much Ado About Nothing (Hart House Theatre), AD on The Seer and No Bombs on Monday (Commonplace Theatre), and associate director on Shakespeare Bash’d’s staged reading of Volpone.
Gillian currently works for Shakespeare in Action as the Administrative and Outreach Coordinator. She manages the marketing and social media for the company, handles outreach and bookings for educational programs, and assists with the strategic fundraising goals including the annual fundraiser, The Shakespeare Challenge.