Tiffany

Gilly-Forrer

Masters of Fine Arts, Acting

Stage, Voiceover, Film, and Commercial Actress

Published writer and certified Seven Pillars Acting instructor


Represented by Heyman Talent | 502-589-2540

KY: chad@heymantalent.com | OH: devin@heymantalent.com

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About Me...

Hi there, I’m Tiffany Gilly-Forrer, my pronouns are she/her, and I am from in the ​Pacific Northwest. I am made of pine trees, mountain fog, and Columbia River ​water with a dash of PDX weirdness.


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 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 (LSU) 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 ​am also an avid runner now training for my first full Marathon in 2024!

Currently...

I am currently working on:


  • Teaching two undergraduate classes in Theatre Appreciation ​and Film Appreciation at Western Kentucky University in ​Bowling Green, KY for the Spring 2024 semester
  • Auditioning for upcoming professional Theatre seasons across ​the country
  • Writing an article for the quarterly SETC Magazine/Newsletter ​about the importance of using and respecting people’s ​pronouns in the theatre
  • Co-writing a Theatre Topics Notes from the Field article for the ​Association for Theatre in Higher Education about the 2023 ​SETC panel Decolonizing and Restructuring the Rehearsal and ​Production Process
  • Preparing to teach two acting workshops for the Southeastern ​Theatre Conference in Mobile, AL (March 2024)

FILM Reel

VoiceOver Reels

Commercial

Animation

Published Audio Samples

Headshots

PORTRAITS

FILM & SHOW STILLS

Site last updated: 1/23/24

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Teacher

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.

Writer

Since I was ten year old, a growing passion for writing has always been a driving creative force for me, and I sharpened my skills as a playwright in undergrad and 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, and written and produced three Staged Readings of my full-length play, Interlocus, most recently 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 are 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.

THEATRE NEWS ARTICLE

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.

MASTERS THESIS SHOW

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

BOOK REVIEW

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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“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.​”

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

"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."​

Un​dergraduate 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

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