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Eva Gemlo

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January 26, 2020

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Eva Gemlo is a Twin Cities native who returned to her homeland after graduating from Luther College in Iowa, where she studied acting and design. She was most recently seen as Helen of Troy & cellist in The Penelopiad at Theater Unbound, Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher at DalekoArts and Margot Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank at Park Square Theatre. Some favorite past roles include Olivia in Twelfth Night (Stillwater Zephyr Theatre), Ishmael in Moby Dick (Theatre Coup d’Etat), and Judith Shakespeare in Equivocation (Walking Shadow Theatre Company). Eva is also a freelance intimacy choreographer. 



“Eva Gemlo is a young actress known for solid performances on local stages, but in the major role of the victimized Bianca, she amazes in a portrayal that journeys from unawareness to terrible awareness.”
---Lavender Magazine (John Townsend) review of Women Beware Women

“Gemlo proves particularly talented, straddling a cello or strumming a mandolin between darkly amusing appearances as the smoldering, self-involved Helen.”
--City Pages (Jay Gabler) review of the Penelopiad

“Eva Gemlo, the sole woman in the cast, is a delight as Molly, expressive and emotive yet tough and strong as she leads the lost boys.”
--Cherry and Spoon review of Peter and the Starcatcher

“...Eva Gemlo...is very funny as Helen of Troy...then persuasive as the less-assured Iole, the prize in a (male) archery contest, and in between she plays both cello and mandolin as part of the ensemble that performs the lovely underscoring.”
--Star Tribune (Chris Hewitt) review of Penelopiad

 “Gemlo is gripping, spiraling through an increasingly desperate range of emotions as the Duke calmly informs her that he’s not above the use of force.”
---City Pages (Jay Gabler) review of Women Beware Women

“A marvelous Eva Gemlo as Shakespeare’s daughter, Judith, vividly contrasts the forceful male energy that permeates Equivocation...Gemlo and Ross are two young actors to keep your eyes on.”
---Lavender (John Townsend) review of Equivocation


THEATRE (selected)

(*indicates Upcoming Productions)

*Margot Frank / The Diary of Anne Frank / Park Square Theatre (Ellen Fenster)

*Ada Lovelace / Ada and the Engine / DalekoArts (Amanda White)

*Helen & others / Red Mayor / Walking Shadow Theatre Company (John Heimbuch)

Molly Aster / Peter and the Starcatcher / DalekoArts (Amanda White)

Helen & Iole / The Penelopiad / Theater Unbound (Julie Phillips)

Jamie / Zafira and the Resistance / Guthrie Theatre Dowling Studio (New Arab American Theatre Works) 

Judith / Equivocation / Walking Shadow Theatre Company (Amy Rummenie) 

Olivia / Twelfth Night / Zephyr Theatre

Athena & Chorus / Trojan Women / Mission Theatre Company 

Ishmael / Moby Dick / Theatre Coup d'Etat (James Napoleon Stone)

Titania / Midsummer Night's Dream / Zephyr Theatre 



B.A. in Theatre -- Luther College

Voice -- Carla Hansen, Dede Jorstadt

Improvisation -- Simon LeGree, Tim O’Malley (Second City)

Contact Improvisation & Movement -- Jane Hawley, Blake Nellis 

Intimacy Choreography -- Siobhan Richardson



Mandolin & Cello, Piano & Bassoon proficient, Puppetry (shadow & marionette), Expert Rollerblader, Stitching (by hand & machine), Contact Improvisation/creative movement, Stage Combat (Hand to hand, rapier/dagger), Intimacy Choreography Experience

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