ASC alum Jean Marie Koon is playing Mrs. Coade in Eclectic Full Contact Theatre's production of Dear Brutus, September 22 to October 28.
Linda is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and AGMA. She is an Artistic Associate and Casting Director with Remy Bumppo Theatre Company and was the Media Relations Manager and a member of Defiant Theatre (R.I.P).
As an actor she has worked with A Red Orchid, Court, Defiant, Lyric Opera, Mercury, Northlight, Remy Bumppo, Roadworks, ShawChicago, Steppenwolf, Theatre at the Center and has directed for Defiant, Next, Shattered Globe, Greenhouse, Noble Fool, Famous Door, Chicago Dramatists, Illinois Repertory, Carthage College, Timber Lake Playhouse and St. Croix Festival.
She received her MFA in acting from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She taught there as well as Northwestern, UIC, Interlochen Summer Arts Academy and is currently an adjunct at Depaul. Linda previously worked for the Casting Director at New Line Cinema in L.A. Film/television credits include Prison Break, Early Edition, The Haunting Hour, Bruised Orange, Casting About, The Photographist, Dorkumentary and a recurring role on Chicago Fire. www.remybumppo.org
"Linda (Linda Gillum, Instructor - Level 1 Introduction to Shurtleff) did a great job. Nice way about her and positive and healthy approach overall. Just the right balance for beginner group and range of ages, talent, etc. I think the orientation by Kurt is a great introduction and the more that people experience it the more it helps to promote the studio and have people join classes."
— Level 1 Student