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Edward Gero

Associate Professor of Theater

Expertise: Contemporary acting techniques, history and development of acting, Shakespearean acting

Edward Gero is an associate professor of Theater in the College of Visual and Performing Arts who has played a wide variety of classical roles at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C. since 1983.

Gero can discuss contemporary acting techniques that incorporate tools such as observation, sense, emotion, memory and improvisation. He can also discuss the history and development of acting theory and the challenges of performing Shakespeare.

Gero has appeared on stage in New York, in regional theater, including the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Center Stage in Baltimore and Roundhouse Theater, Studio Theater, the Olney Theater and the Theater of the First Amendment in Washington, D.C. He has also appeared on film and television. He is a member of Actor's Equity and served on the National Committee for Standards in the Arts.