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Linda Gillum

Artistic Associate Since 2001

Birthplace: Tulsa, OK

Productions with Remy Bumppo
Both Your Houses, Our Class, Creditors, Changes of Heart, The Importance of Being Earnest, Night and Day (2010), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Old Times, Bronte, Fiction, thinkTank: An Immigrant Class (director), The Real Thing, The Best Man, Tartuffe, Aren't We All, A Delicate Balance, Some Americans Abroad, Holiday, Top Girls, Man and Superman. Linda also served as Director for thinktank: An Immigrant Class and Assistant Director for On the Verge.

Favorite Credits
Our Class, The Real Thing and Holiday (Remy Bumppo), Serenading Louie (Roadworks Productions), The Skriker (Director) (Defiant Theatre).

Other Theater Credits
A Red Orchid, Court, Defiant, Lyric Opera, Mercury, Northlight, Roadworks, ShawChicago, Steppenwolf and Theatre at the Center as an actor, and Chicago Dramatists, Defiant, Famous Door, Illinois Repertory Theatre, Next Theatre, Noble Fool, Shattered Globe, St. Croix Festival, Timber Lake Playhouse, and Carthage College as a director. Member and Media Relations Manager of Defiant Theatre Company (R.I.P.). She also teaches acting at Acting Studio Chicago and Remy Bumppo Theatre and is an adjunct at The Theatre School at DePaul University. Linda is also a speech consultant for corporate executives.

Dorkumentary, The Big Date, Bruised Orange, Casting About, The Haunting Hour, and The Photographist

Chicago Fire, Prison Break, Early Edition


Joseph Jefferson Nomination -- Ensemble -- Our Class, 2014

After Dark Award -- Outstanding Ensemble -- The Best Man, 2006
After Dark Award -- Outstanding Ensemble -- A Delicate Balance, 2005
After Dark Award -- Outstanding Production -- Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage, 2002
After Dark Award -- Outstanding Ensemble -- Cleansed, 2001

Latest News

Linda Gillum and Guy H Van Swearingen IV are pleased to announce the arrival of Guy Howard Van Swearingen V on 1-14-15 at 3:46pm - 8lbs 9oz - 23"


Linda and Guy V  Guy IV, Linda, and Guy V



Performance Photos of Linda Gillum

Changes Of Heart: Linda Gillum and Nicholas GamboaChanges of Heart: Linda Gillum and Nicolas GamboaNight & Day: Linda Gillum, photo by Johnny KnightNight & Day: Jeff Cummings and Linda Gillum, photo by Johnny KnightThe Importance of Being Earnest: Linda Gillum and Paul Hurley. Photo by Johnny KnightThe Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Shawn Douglass: Paul Hurley, Linda Gillum, and Greg Matthew Anderson. Photo by Johnny KnightHoliday: Linda GillumOld Times: Nick Sandys, Linda Gillum. Photo by Johnny Knight
Les Liaisons Dangereuses: Linda Gillum, Nick Sandys. Photo by Johnny KnightFICTION: Linda Gillum, David Darlow (2007)BRONTE: Greg Matthew Anderson, Linda Gillum (2008)THE REAL THING: Linda Gillum, Kareem L. Bandealy (2006)