G A B R I E L A  C A S T I L L O




Eyes/Hair:Dark brown/Dark brown

Ethnicity:Afro-Caribbean, Ambiguous, Multiracial

Bilingual:English, Spanish, French (scripted)

Dialects: natural Hispanic in English and Spanish

Vocal Range:Contralto (A2-C5)
Instrument(s):Piano (advanced), Flute (intermediate)


Year Role Production Company Director

2019 Cass Woman in the Wall (short) Columbia College Chicago Geneva Sheaffer

2014 Miss Mendez Dude, Where’s my Dog?! Dream Factory Productions          Stephen Langford

2013 Bonita She’s with Me Dream Factory Productions          Stephen Langford


Year Role Production Company Director

2020 Latinx female Chicago PD S8.E801 NBC Universal Television Eriq La Salle


Year Role Production Company Director
2023 Isabella Measure for Measure *ASC Jenny Bennet

2023 Don John/Sexton Much Ado About Nothing *ASC Renaissance

2023 Biondello Taming of The Shrew *ASC José Zayas

2022 Belmira River Bride *APT Robert Ramirez

2022 Reynaldo/Player Hamlet *APT Jim DeVita

2022 Jaquenetta Love’s Labour’s Lost *APT Brenda DeVita

2022 u/s Emilie The Moors *APT Keira Fromm

2021 Adalina ¿Y tu abuela, Where is she? Visión Latino Xavier Custodio

2021 Susi Beheading Columbus (virtual production) +ArtistRep Theatre Diana Burbano

2019 Chalie Back In The Day Urban Theater Co. Raquel Torre

2019 Jen Checkerboard Chicks Otherworld Theatre Natividad Uehara

2019 Willow The Continuing Adventures/the Hot Dog Squad Eclectic Theatre Co. Frank Gasparro

2019 Carmen/Collector Sergio’s Museum Theatre[502] Diana Grisanti

2018 Ariel The Tempest The Warehouse Theatre Mallory Pellegrino

2018 Mercy L/Ensemble The Crucible Theater South Carolina Robert Richmond

2018 Madelaine Flight P3/East Steve Pearson

2018 Williamina Silent Sky *CPE Repertory Co. Steve Pearson

2017 Yordanka Erógenas: sexo, amor y fuga Teatro Fragmentario Selene Perdomo

2017 Olivia Twelfth Night, or What You Will Theater South Carolina Louis Butelli 

2017 Jenny Mr. Burns, a post-electric play Theater South Carolina Jeremy Skidmore

2017 girl The Water Station P3/East Robyn Hunt
2017 migrant Clearing P3/East Robyn Hunt

2017 Mollie Animal Farm the Musical Theater South Carolina Stan Brown

 *CPE=Center for Performance Experiment *APT=American Players Theatre  +Part of Mercury Company 3 *American Shakespeare Center


Year Teams Production Venue

2022 Your Lil’ Friend Multicultural Showcase Annoyance Theater, Chicago, IL

2022 SNL Scholars Showcase SNL Showcase Blackout Cabaret;  The Second City, Chicago, IL

2022 LineUp SNL Showcase The Annoyance Theatre,  Chicago, IL

2021 LineUp SNL Showcase The Annoyance Theatre,  Chicago, IL

2021 GUSHY (Improv) The Umbrella The Annoyance Theatre,  Chicago, IL

2019 MR SUAVE (Improv) Jimmy & Johnny Beat Lounge; The Second City, Chicago,IL

Workshop Productions

Year Role Production Company Playwright

2021 Susi Beheading Columbus   (virtual) ArtistsRep Theatre Diana Burbano

2019 Chalie Back in the Day Urban Theater Co. Miranda Gonzalez

2019 Carmen/Collector Sergio’s Museum Theatre[502] Steve Moulds

2017 Mult. Characters The Underground Longstreet Theater Matthew Dean Marsh


Primary Hero One (Back Up) for Anheuser Busch Let's Grab a Beer 2.0 (2021)

Principal for Optimum Cable, (2015)

Supporting for 2014 Superbowl Dorito's Commercial Competition, Pharaoh's Secret (2013)

Principal for Speedway Superamerica,  Fountain Palooza (2011)

Principal for DJ Byrider, Corazoncito Valentines (2011)


Second City Training Center (Chicago) Conservatory Program, 2022

Second City Training Center (Chicago) Writing Program, 2022

University of South Carolina (Columbia) Master of Fine Arts, Theatre, Professional Actor Training Program, 2019

Northern Kentucky University Bachelors of Arts, Music,  Minor, French, Concentration Media Broadcasting 2014

Related Experience 

Pianist | Accompanist 

Three Pianos One Accordion Concert, Pianist Muhamed Braco Skopljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Su 2016)

World Fest at the Belvedere, Pianist Muhamed Braco Skopljak, Louisville, KY (Su 2015)


"Back in the Day", Urban Theater Company, choreographer Breon Arzell, Batey Urbano, Chicago, IL (2019)
"Lady Alhambra Solo Show", dancer and choreographer, Solo Showcase, Center for Performance Experiment, University of South Carolina, Columbia (2018)
International Festival, Bollywood Dance Louisville Company, choreographer Mehru Hassan, University of Indiana Southeast, New Albany, IN  (2016)
Jalsa, Bollywood Dance Louisville Company, choreographer Mehru Hassan, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY  (2015)

VindaLou at the Belvedere, Bollywood Dance Louisville Company, choreographer Mehru Hassan, Louisville, KY (2015)

Director and Producer

"Lady Alhambra" an original solo show by Gabriela Castillo (Sp 2018)

“The Pavilion” by Craig Wright University of South Carolina (Fl 2017, Sp 2018)

 “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller University of South Carolina (Sp 2017)

Production Assistant

Musical Documentary "Un Sueño Cubano" produced by Papito Project, Barcelona, Spain (Su 2017)

"Erógenas: Sexo, Amor, y Fuga" by Teatro Fragmentario, Barcelona, Spain (Sum 2017)

Dialect Coach 

“Bloodline Rumba” by John Chenault, Graduate Theatre Program, University of Louisville (2015)

Year Title Content Organization

2022 Workshop Facilitator Playwriting Girl 502 Productions

2018 Teaching Artist Accessible Shakespeare The Warehouse Theatre Educational  Tour

2016 - 2018 Graduate Instructor of Record THEA 170 Fundamentals of Acting University of South Carolina

2015 - 2016 Piano Instructor Piano and Composition Freelance

2013 - 2016 Certified Teacher; Instructor Spanish; Arts and Humanities Jefferson County Public Schools