• Gilligan, Marilyn (Theatre Arts)

    Marilyn Gilligan's degree is in Theatre with an emphasis on Acting/ Directing from George Mason University. She is currently finishing her Masters in Theatre Pedagogy and was part of the Northern Virginia Writing Project.  Ms Gilligan is also a National Geographic Educator, as well as being selected to be a part of the 2022/2023 Virginia Declaration of Learning Program.

    Ms.Gilligan has been teaching in Loudoun County since 2003. Prior to teaching Theatre at Riverside, she taught Theatre at Briar Woods High School (2006 – 2015).  Ms. Giligan has been with Riverside since it opened!            

    During Ms. Gilligan’s tenure as Theatre Arts Director/Teacher for LCPS Ms. Gilligan has directed and produced 80 Theatre productions and 20 One Acts, as well as writing and producing productions (The Dare, Catching the Magic, The Strigoi, The Full Moon, and revised versions of Dracula, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland.)      
    Ms. Gilligan has been featured in Talk Loudoun – written by Betsy Allen (Behind the Brand) In Her Shoes.  
    Ms. Gilligan has also received the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Teacher Award and Grant (2011 – 2012).
    Ms. Gilligan teaches Theatre Performing Arts 1, 2, 3, and 4, Technical Theatre 1, and 2, Film Studies Production, and Musical Theatre

    Extra Curricular Positions:

    • RVHS International Thespian Society Sponsor
    • RVHS Improv Troupe Sponsor - The Bloopers
    • RVHS CAPPIES Sponsor/Director
    • RVHS VHSL Theatre Sponsor
    • RVHS VHSL One Act Producer
    • RVHS Theatre Director/Producer - The School Fall Play, The Winter Show, and the School Musical
    • RVHS Coffee Houses, Talent Show, Princess Play, SuperHero Day, Murder Mystery Event, and Theatre Awards Night Sponsor


    1st:   Planning

    2nd:  Duty

    3rd:   Performing Arts 1 / 2

    4th:   Technical Theatre 1 / 2

    5th:   Performing Arts 3 / 4

    6th:  Film Studies

    7th:  Musical Theatre

    8th:  Planning

Last Modified on October 6, 2023