Phone: (650) 558-2634 Ext. 2634
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Allison Gamlen is an actor, director, dancer, and arts educator who has performed with numerous companies along the California coast, including SF Shakespeare, Studio ACT, South Coast Repertory, Panndora Productions, Flux Theatre, and Brown Bag Theatre. In addition to educating young performers at Hillsdale, Allison has directed and trained actors at School of the Arts in San Francisco, Spindrift School of Performing Arts, and Crocker Middle School. Favorite directing credits include The Addams Family, In the Heights, Little Shop of Horrors, The Laramie Project, Urinetown, The Princess Bride, and Les Miserables. A Bay Area native, Allison has studied acting, directing, and dance at A.C.T., UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco State, and South Coast Repertory and is still active in the theater, commercial and film industries. She is also the Narrator and Co-Director of The PayLess Murders Podcast. In addition to directing and teaching Drama, Allison teaches Video Production and serves as Hillsdale's Wellness Facilitator and VPA Department Co-Chair.
Department: Visual Performing Arts, Drama