Gillian Bagwell


Gillian Bagwell

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Gillian Bagwell founded The Pasadena Shakespeare Company in December 1994, and has produced 37 shows for the PSC over 9 seasons each of which has received positive reviews. She has directed the PSC's productions of She Stoops to Conquer ; Henry V; Henry IV, Parts One and Two; The Libertine; Romeo and Juliet; Love's Labor's Lost ; and the 1995 production of Much Ado About Nothing , as well as the company's concert readings of Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labor's Lost, Richard III, Hamlet, King Lear, Titus Andronicus , and Edward III . Onstage with the PSC, she played Beatrice in the 2003 production of Much Ado About Nothing, as well as Meg in The Hostage , Emilia in Othello , Catherine Petkoff in Arms and the Man , Kate in Taming of the Shrew , and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth . She received a B.A. in Dramatic Art from U.C. Berkeley and continued her training at the Drama Studio London at Berkeley. Pre-PSC acting credits include film and television roles as well as much Shakespeare -- Margaret in Richard III , Puck and Hermia in different productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Regan in King Lear, Maria in Twelfth Night, and Audrey in As You Like It, among others. Gillian has served on the board of the Pasadena Arts Council since 2000.