GILLIEN GOLL has been teaching acting for over twenty years – since 2001, at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), where she teaches Acting for Film & TV. She has also taught
at Fordham University (Senior Audition), Piero Dusa Acting Conservatory (Monologues), Total Theatre Lab (Acting Technique, Scene and Monologue study), The Centaur Stage (Acting Technique, Scene
and Monologue Study) Bob Collier’s (Commercials), and Berkley Productions (Voice-Overs).
She was brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia, by ACTRA (the Canadian Film/Television Actors union) in Halifax, Nova Scotia to teach a workshop there, and served as on set acting coach/actors’ director for the web series “America 2049.” She continues to teach and coach privately. Students have appeared
on Broadway, national tour, film, television, and commercials. She was a casting assistant on several
TV pilots and cast an independent film for PBS. She also teaches public speaking and presentation techniques.
As an actor, her TV credits include: The Onion, “Saturday Night Live,” “Sex & the City,” “The Sopranos,” “Chappelle's Show,” “Late Night with Conan O' Brien,” “100 Centre Street,” “All My Children,” TV pilot “Crisis Point,” “The Stephanie Miller Show,” and various commercials. Film credits: Hungry Years, Seize the Day, Looking Up, The Sun & the Moon, Family in the Way, She Devil. Theatre credits: The Circle Repertory, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, La MaMa, Theatre for the New City, as well as many off-off Broadway theatres. She appeared in Peculiar Works Project’s Obie Winning Off Stage:
The West Village Fragments, and in Robert Heide’s one woman play, Hector. She is the Artistic Director of The Centaur Stage, a non-profit NYC theatre company (director, writer, actor, producer). She wrote
a show that was optioned for Off-Broadway and was writer/story editor for Linda Yellen Productions (film/TV). Hosted nationally syndicated radio show, “Steppin’ Out.”
She has an M.A .in Directing from Hunter College, where she studied with Harold Clurman & Lloyd Richards and a BA from Barnard College.