Carter Gill

Theatre

Adjunct Instructor

Email

cpgill@smu.edu

Carter Gill (he/him/his) has performed in several Off-Broadway and regional productions over the past 15 years, including two company-created Commedia dell’Arte productions at The Flea Theater and Gene Frankel Theatre in New York. Most recently, he was a company member of Punchdrunk NYC’s Sleep No More and has worked at Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, The Lark, Theatre for a New Audience, and The Women’s Project, among others. Regionally Gill has performed with The Berkshire Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Shakespeare Theatre Company, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Colorado Shakespeare Festival and Yale Repertory Theatre. Gill is a Helen Hayes Award Nominee and has worked with such esteemed directors as Karen Allen, Christopher Bayes, Daniel Fish, Nathan Keepers, Mark Lamos, Patricia McGregor, Alan Paul, Erik Pearson, Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Les Waters, Becca Wolff and Evan Yionoulis.

His directing credits include A Doctor in Spite of Himself, Ubu Roi, and A Flea in Her Ear at Rider University, Ruzante (asst. director to Chris Bayes, workshop production at TFANA), Skeleton in the Pantry by Elisabeth Gray (workshop production at Manhattan Theatre Club) and The Servant of Two Masters at Marymount Manhattan College.

As an educator, Gill studied the pedagogy of creating actor-generated work and physical comedy as he held a teaching apprenticeship for three years with Christopher Bayes at The Juilliard School and Yale School of Drama and has since studied Le Jeu and Clown extensively with many master teachers, including Philippe Gaulier in Étampes. Gill currently serves as a faculty member teaching acting, movement, physical acting, clown, and commedia at multiple institutions including SMU, University of North Texas, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Pace University.

Carter Gill