Cast Member Profile: GILLIAN RILEY

Gillian Riley  |  Actress

Gillian Riley is thrilled to be performing in her first Phare Play production. Gillian graduated with a degree in Opera Performance form the University of Colorado in 2005. Gillian’s acting credits include: Maria in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Ellen Bond in Hyphen-Nation, Cleopatra in Anthony and Cleopatra, Lady Torrance in Orpheus Descending and Sierra Jacobs in Wikipedia Brown. Warm thanks to her ever supportive parents.<...Continued


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

Hyphen-Nation  | Open: 01/20/09 Close: 01/25/09 - Beckmann Theater
In this day when the family name isn't automatically the daddy's, Hyphen-Nation looks at the alternatives as the parents-to-be battle it out in a doctor's waiting room.

Written by Michael Weems (Fragments and Onward, Forward), this is a one-act about an expecting couple trying to get on the same page.

Part of Brief Acts Winter One-Acts


Wwss5 - Phare Play's 21 Hour Play Festival  | Open: 03/28/09 Close: 03/28/09 - Beckmann Theater
Phare Play is back with its biannual short play festival.  21 hours to put together seven one acts for your viewing pleasure.  Here's how those 21 hours break down:

Bill Bria, Emily Ehlinger, Duncan Pflaster, Zach Rothman-Hicks, Oliver Thrun, Michael Weems and Spencer Wolf

Friday, March 27th: They meet at the Beckmann theatre in midtown at 10PM to get their themes, script guidelines and the headshots/resumes for the actors they have to write a play for. They go stock up on coffee/Red Bull and write all night and come back at 10 AM on Saturday morning with six copies of their completed scripts ready to go. There they meet up with -

Kelly Barrett, Chris Bell, Nina Capone, Paul Falcetta, Randa Karambelas, Brooklyn Scalzo and Andy Travis

Who also show up at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 28th at the Beckmann theatre. They are then handed a script and given about 30 - 45 minutes to caucus with their writer. Then about 11:00AM, the writers go home to sleep and the directors meet up with their -

Donella Alanwick, Melisa Breiner-Sanders, Micah Chartrand, Catherine Corbett, Chris Cramer, Emily Evans, Erin Fehr, Alec Head, Graeme Humphrey, Ben Klier, Jeff Kroh, Andrew Lazaroff, Derrick Marshall, Elizabeth May, Michael McKeogh, Lauren Meley, Kate O'Phalen, Blaine Pennington, Annie Pesch, Cara Picone, Gillian Riley, Eddie Rodriguez, Alicia St. Louis, Dani Suder, Alexia Terrell, Adia Tucker, Steve Unwin, Jere Williams and Danny Wiseman

Who then go out into the city with their directors and casts to rehearse for a good five hours or so. Just enough time for the actors to be fully blocked and off book.

Then there are two shows - one at 7PM and one at 9:30PM that very evening. There is also an audience vote for fun awards like Hottest Cast and Best Use of Prop. Come be a part of the fun!