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Linda Gillum

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.




Linda (Gillum Level 1: Introduction to Shurtleff: Online) was great at answering questions and encouraging everyone!

— Sarah Sherwood

She (Linda Gillum - Level 1 Introduction To Shurtleff: Online) is very accommodating and positive - I would have a hard time believing that anyone felt out of place in Linda's space.

— Sierra Rhodes

Linda Gillum (Level 1) had so many words of wisdom and great ways to help the class open up about their scene work. She's so supportive. I can't say enough great things about her.

— Amy Jelinek

"I got some amazing great feedback to use toward my career!  Linda (Linda Gillum, Instructor - Level 1 Introductions to Shurtleff) is awesome!"

— Gene Leonard

"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

"Linda (Linda Gillum, Instructor - Level 1) was amazing, she was always calm and had a wealth of information for us."

— Danielle Schnurer


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