Jill Walmsley Zager
Jill is the Resident Voice, Text and Dialects Coach for the Guthrie Theatre. At the Guthrie she has coached TWELFTH NIGHT, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, GLASS MENAGERIE, FLOYDS, AS YOU LIKE IT, NOISES OFF, FRANKENSTEIN, INDECENT, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, ROMEO AND JULIET, KING LEAR, BLUEST EYE, BLITHE SPIRIT, PARCHMAN HOUR and THE LION IN WINTER. Other regional credits include: Milwaukee Rep: More than 30 productions; American Conservatory Theatre: More than 25 productions; Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre: More than 20 productions; Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, Drury Lane Oakbrook, and The Lyric Opera of Chicago. An actor for over 20 years,shehas appeared in over 80 productions. Jill is currently the Senior Lecturer for the UMN/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program, former Co-Head of Voice and Dialects at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and Head of Voice for the BFA and MFA Actor Training Programs at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign. Jill earned her Master’s degrees in Voice and Dialects from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama(London) and Northwestern University.