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Ann Marie Gideon
Ann Marie Gideon
In just her first season with the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Ann Marie Gideon (BFA) has been nominated for a Suzi Bass Award, the Atlanta professional theatre award. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress for her performance as Bianca in Shrew: The Musical. Gideon currently is a member of the four-person Will Power Ensemble, the company of Georgia Shakespeare’s Will on Wheels Tour. Members rehearse and take five different shows on the road to schools during the academic year.

This year, the WPE is performing Romeo and Juliet, Bard’s Best, the Legend of the Sword in the Stone, American Tall Tales featuring Mark Twain, and a multicultural holiday show. Gideon appeared in all three main stage shows of the summer season. In addition to Shrew, she was featured in Love’s Labour’s Lost and King Lear. “I’m incredibly honored to be nominated, especially as a new actor in a new city,” Gideon says. “Georgia Shakespeare and the Atlanta theatre community are so wonderful. I’m very proud to be part of it. The Will on Wheels Tour is really inspirational. It challenges me daily as an actor and a person. We’re able to bring the theatre arts to children as young as 5 and as old as 18.”

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