Masters of Fine Arts, Acting

Stage, Voiceover, Film, and Commercial Actress

Published writer and certified Seven Pillars Acting instructor

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About Me...

I’m Tiffany Gilly-Forrer, my pronouns are she/her, and I am from in the Pacific ​Northwest. I’m a queer, nerdy goofball and existential optimist, which essentially ​means I think our existence is inherently unteahtered to meaning, giving us the ​power to create our own meaning with our lives. Sometimes it’s hard and ​sometimes it’s incredibly freeing.

I’ve been a professional actor for over a decade, collaborating on over 75 ​theatrical productions, film projects, TV commercials, and live comedy shows ​from Portland to NYC to Louisiana to North Carolina to Alaska and now, ​Kentucky. I am an Equity Member Candidate, a singer-songwriter, and have ​taught theatre & film to students 7-70 years old in studios, theatre companies, ​and universities across the country. I earned my MFA in Acting and certification ​in Seven Pillars Acting at Louisiana State University and currently am based out ​of Bowling Green, KY.

My husband Chris and I are travel and sports enthusiasts who share a passion ​for our craft, analyzing great films, and our three cats, Ridley, Houdini, and Jiji. I’ve ​been to 47 states, 5 different countries, and I am gearing up for more travel in ​2026. I am also an avid runner now training for my first full Marathon in 2024!


I am currently working on:

  • Theatre of Pain, written and directed by Scott Eggleston
  • Teaching Theatre at TBA Theatre in Anchorage Alaska
  • Starting an outdoor theatre company in Anchorage, Alaska

Proud ​Member of...

Actor’s Equity, EMC Candidate

Dramatists Guild, Associate

New Play Exchange

Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)

Theatre Puget Sound (TPS)

Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA)


VoiceOver Reels



Published Audio Samples




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I am a certified instructor of Seven Pillars Acting, by ​Sonya Cooke. For two years, I was mentored by Sonya ​during my MFA training and am actively teaching the ​technique in studios and universities across the country.

Currently, I am an adjunct professor at Western ​Kentucky University.

From private coaching to studio training to college ​courses, I see teaching as a whole craft of its own. My ​students have been accepted to competitive training ​programs, cast in feature films, and signed with agents, ​but most important, have felt seen, heard, valued, ​respected, and empowered after training with me.

Voice Coach

I have training in Knight-Thompson Speech Work, ​Linklater, and Fitzmaurice with certified teachers of ​each technique. I use IPA and simple breakdowns of ​accent analysis to teach actors of all ages various ​accents ranging from French to Arabic to Brooklyn.

I have personally learned over 13 different accents and ​coached over a dozen more accents for productions ​and private lessons, as well as recently taught Voice & ​Diction with Matthew Koenig at Utah Tech University.


Since I was ten years old, writing has always been a ​driving creative force for me, and I sharpened my ​skills as a playwright in undergrad and during my MFA ​program. I have written a few ten-minute plays, two ​one acts, co-published an academic article in The ​Voice And Speech Review which was published in the ​Anthology Vocal Traditions: Training in the Performing ​Arts, written several articles for the SETC quarterly ​newsletter with a focus on DEI, and I’ve written and ​produced three Staged Readings of my full-length ​play, Interlocus. Most recently, Interlocus was ​presented by Red Magnolia Theatre Company in ​Baton Rouge, LA for their 2021/22 Readers Series.

I also design educational study guides and teaching ​tools for shows, classes, Theatre History, and film ​history. Some of my materials have been published on ​the Louisiana State University website.

Below is a link to my New Play Exchange profile, as ​well as samples of my work.

Writing Samples

ACADEMIC ARTICLE (published in anthology)

Sonya Cooke, Tiffany Gilly-Forrer, Cynthia ​Bassham, Victoria Myssik, Adam Thatcher & ​Thomas Varga. "Seven Pillars Acting Technique." ​Vocal Traditions: Training in the Performing Arts, ​edited by Rockford Sansom, Routledge; 1st ​edition, 2023, pp. 138-148.


Gilly-Forrer, Tiffany, "World Premiere Play at ​Western Kentucky University - Child of the ​Night: Pirates of the Mediterranean ". SETC News, ​Winter 2023, pp. 7-8.


Gilly, Tiffany, "Love, Yourself: A Solo Play" (2021). ​LSU Master's Theses. 5390.


Gilly-Forrer, Tiffany (2021). "The Science of ​Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and ​How to Tell Them Better." Voice and Speech ​Review, 16(3), pp. 381–382.

What People are Saying

"[Tiffany and Sarah's] presentations vocally as well as playing the moments given them by each number are spot-on ​wonderful. The fact is both ladies have fine, professional singing voices possessing pretty impressive ranges each, with ​[Sarah] able to reach wonderful stratospheric soprano octaves, and [Tiffany's] notes in her upper voice ringing out like ​a beautiful bell.

Bobby Patrick, Broadway World Review

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"I truly feel that this young lady has only scratched the surface of her potential and how far she'll go in this industry."

“Tiffany Gilly-Forrer, who plays the title role, also served as a vocal coach for the show to help get the rest of the 12-​person cast prepared.”

"Thank you for being my teacher this ​semester! I greatly appreciated your ​understanding and enthusiasm for ​film but more importantly your ​dedication to giving your students ​an educational experience. I love ​film because it teaches you so many ​great lessons without explicitly ​lecturing it into you. So thank you."​

Undergraduate Student, UT

"[Tiffany] is so sweet and kind and ​made it an amazing experience. She ​really cares about all of us."​

Undergraduate Student, UT

"When I think about how a college ​class should be taught, you nailed ​it on the mark. Your passion for ​your studies shine through your ​course!"

Undergraduate Student, LSU

"Because of Tiffany I was able to ​audition and successfully be ​accepted into an Improv team. I ​love how Tiffany took the time to ​bring our class together as a team ​every week before we started ​practice. She taught us the value of ​working together in Improv which ​improved our skills greatly."

Adult Student, Acting Out Studio

Thank you for making the class as interesting and fun as ​possible. Loved the effort, enthusiasm, and energy ​throughout the whole semester. Making the class less ​stressful is a great way to make students learn the content ​and enjoy the experience rather than confusing too much on ​taking notes and memorizing stuff. Being flexible and willing ​to work with the students are qualities of a great professor.

Undergraduate Student, WKU

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