•  Professional Biography
    Riverside Rams! R. Marilyn Gilligan 

    R. Marilyn Gilligan holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree 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 recently 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 75 Theatre productions and 16 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, and Musical Theatre

    Gilligan's 2021 - 2022  Schedule:            

    1st:    Planning                           5th:  Musical Theatre
    2nd:   Performing Arts 3/4          6th:  Planning or Duty
    3rd:   Technical Theatre 1/2        7th:  Planning or Duty
    4th:   Performing Arts Project       8th:  Performing Arts 1/2
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    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 EQUITY Team Member
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    • RVHS Coffee Houses, Talent Show, Princess Play, SuperHero Day, Murder Mystery Event, and Theatre Awards Night Sponsor
Last Modified on January 4, 2023