Gabriel Willem MFA Professional Acting Student
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Gabriel Willem

MFA Professional Acting Student


Based: London / NY

BOVTSThersites and Cassandra in Troilus and Cressida (The Redgrave Theatre), Cassius in Julius Caesar, Claudio in Measure for Measure, Konstantin/Medvedenko in The Seagull. Pre-BOVTS: Peg in Hit the Wall, Jean-Paul Marat in Marat/Sade, and Tom in All the King’s Men (Illinois Theatre), and Joan in Fun Home (The Station Theatre). Training outside BOVTS: BFA in Acting, BA in Spanish, and Certification in Translation Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice