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Gilbert McCauley

Professor | Directing

Gilbert McCauley, UMass Amherst Department of Theater

Fine Arts Center, Rm 105

BA, Oklahoma City University
M.F.A. University of Illinois, Directing

Before coming to the Department, Gil McCauley served as the Producing Artistic Director of the Oakland Ensemble Theatre, Resident Director at Rites and Reason Theatre, as an acting company member of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. He is a former participant in the New York Drama League’s Directors Project.

He has also served on the theater faculties at University of California at Berkeley, California State University at Dominguez Hills, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island at Kingston.

McCauley has directed Off-Broadway and at regional theatres around the country including Arena Stage, Arkansas Repertory Theater, Goodman Theatre, Majestic Theater, Old Globe Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the National Theatre of Ghana.

His most recent directing credits include Sweat by Lynn Nottage, We Are Proud to Present… by Jackie Sibblies-Drury, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, The Call by Tanya Barfield, The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez, Gees Bend by Elyzabeth Gregory-Wilder, Hell in High Water and Jesus Moonwalks on the Mississippi by Marcus Gardley, Peter Morgan’s Frost/Nixon, The Piano Lesson and Fences by August Wilson, Charles Fuller’s A Soldier's Play and Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.