Gil Gonzalez

Gil GonzalezProfessor of Acting and Directing

Department of Theatre and Communication Arts
Shannon Center 110

Academic History

B.A. University of Wisconsin-Parkside
M.F.A University of Virginia

Academic Interests

Acting, stage directing, performance, Chicano/Latino Theatre, play analysis, theatre criticism, film, television, and audition techniques


Gil has worked for theatre companies in Virginia, New York, Wisconsin, and California. He is an actor, director, producer, and Professor of Acting and Directing in the Department of Theatre & Communication Arts at Whittier College in Los Angeles, California, where he also serves as Associate Dean of First Year Experience Programs.

He is the founder and producing artistic director of Enceladus Theatre Company, a professional company staging new and classical works in southern California. Recent acting and directing credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Angels in America, Part One, Millennium Approaches, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He was also a founding member of the Remnant Theatre Company.

A proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, SDC, Gil holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Virginia and earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside as a double major in Dramatic Arts and History.