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9500 Gilman Drive MC0344
La Jolla, CA 92093-0112
Office: GH 311
Fax: (858) 534-1080
Email: gwallace@ucsd.edu
  Gregory Wallace
Acting Faculty / Head of Graduate Acting

B.F.A., Stella Adler Conservatory, New York University
M.F.A., Yale University


Gregory Wallace received his B.F.A. from the Stella Adler Conservatory at New York University and his M.F.A from Yale University in 1987.  His field of creative research is acting and directing for theater, with a broad range of experience from classical to diverse contemporary texts.  Mr. Wallace’s profile as a professional actor and teacher is considerable. He is an Associate Artist at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T) in San Francisco and has been a company member and faculty at A.C.T. for twelve years. He has received strong critical acclaim over many years for his work as an actor.  Mr. Wallace has received multiple nominations for the competitive San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle award including his 2008 performance in Tis Pity She's A Whore; received the Back Stage West Garland Award for his 2001 performance in The Misanthrope; and three San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle awards for performance in 1995 for Angels in America, in 1999 for Insurrection: Holding History and in 2010 for The Tosca Project. Mr. Wallace is also the recipient of the Fox Fellowship from 2005-2007 to study Corporeal Mime and Movement in the U.S., Paris and London. Mr. Wallace has been a leading actor in many plays including recent productions of Claybourne Park, Scapin, Caucasian Chalk Circle and The Government Inspector, working with such luminary directors as John Doyle, Carey Perloff, Israel Hicks, Bill Irwin, John Rando, Mark Wing-Davey and Laird Williamson. He has appeared on Broadway in Our Country’s Good directed by Mark Lamos, in other major New York theaters such as the New York Shakespeare Festival and New York Theatre Workshop, and worked periodically at leading regional theaters such as the Guthrie Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre.  He has also worked in film and television in Los Angeles and has extensive experience in the performance of contemporary new plays as well as classical texts. Mr. Wallace has demonstrated a continuing commitment to diversity, especially during his time at A.C.T.  He has been a primary recruiter and mentor to A.C.T.’s African American students, a consultant to the artistic director on diversity issues in season planning, and he served as a member of A.C.T.’s Diversity Council.

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