Maggie Anne Gillette is a Brooklyn, NY-based creative with devotion to classical theatre, farce, and comedy. She enjoys working with young performers and diving into new original works. After she graduated from Ithaca College Theatre Arts with a B.F.A. in Acting in 2019, she had less than a year to get the ball rolling on her career in NYC, until the Covid-19 Pandemic shut down everything.
Mags considers herself to be a ‘renaissance woman' or "a generalist; a dabbler, an explorer, a learner — " Basically all of the above.
She strives to constantly absorb new things while honing her craft and collaborating with others' innovative ideas; in hopes of creating something wonderful.
A few of her favorite credits include playing Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Savannah College of Art and Design Beach), The Moor-Hen (The Moors), Gertrude McFuzz (Seussical), Olivia (Twelfth Night), and Stanley (Happiness and Cheer).
Currently, she resides in Brooklyn along with her partner, Nick, and their animated pup, Scout. In her spare time, you will find Mags testing cooking creations, painting, playing with mixed media, or holding her personal title of constantly winning Mario Kart.
Much Ado About Nothing
Maggie collaborated with Masters's students at the Savannah College of Art and Design to bring the Shakespeare classic to life; on SCAD beach! In less than three weeks, the creative team and collaborative actors brought all our talents' together for our immersed audience to enjoy live music, poetry, and the themes of love and confusion for a night under the stars.
The Sterling Renaissance Festival
Maggie created and brought Lady Elizabeth Clinton to life during the summer season of 2021 at the Sterling Ren Faire. Immersing patrons into the year of 1585, it was a joyous occasion to celebrate the Queen's arrival in Warwick; and enjoy the festivities of traveling with Queen Elizabeth herself!
A Women's Honor
As part of the Metropolitan’s Playhouse fall season, Maggie played The Cheated One in one of Susan Glaspell's iconic plays. It was performed on Zoom and followed by a talkback with J. Ellen Gainor; longtime leader in the International Susan Glaspell Society and Professor of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University.
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As Olivia in Twelfth Night, “Maggie Gillette is perfect as the elegant aristocrat who disdains the Count but increasingly throws herself at his courtier. Gillette's shifting demeanor is nicely nuanced, a reminder that comic action need not be overplayed to be effective."
- Barbara Adams, The Ithaca Times
In her performance of Seussical the Musical, "Maggie Gillette shined as his pinning next-door neighbor, Gertrude McFuzz and was lovely in her lovesick and hopeful songs. Ms. Gillette's goofy, hipster sensibility (loved the Ukulele!) paired well with Mr. Newey's oblivious, but loving pachyderm."
- Joseph Harrison, Broadway World Connecticut