Gwen Tulin

Gwen Tulin

Gwen is a theater person, writer, teacher, and now parent to two small, unreasonable children. After almost 15 years as a music director, performer, and general jack-of-all-trades in the Chicago theater scene, she resides in adorable Lancaster, Pennsylvania (“the Brooklyn of Pennsylvania,” if you will), tries to write stuff, and travels to facilitate interdisciplinary theater workshops with actors, non-actors,...
Gwen is a theater person, writer, teacher, and now parent to two small, unreasonable children. After almost 15 years as a music director, performer, and general jack-of-all-trades in the Chicago theater scene, she resides in adorable Lancaster, Pennsylvania (“the Brooklyn of Pennsylvania,” if you will), tries to write stuff, and travels to facilitate interdisciplinary theater workshops with actors, non-actors, young people, and people who are terrified to be in an improv class. Originally from Lexington, Massachusetts, Gwen is a graduate of Brandeis University. The things she found in her pocket today were a booger-covered mask, peppermint Hershey Kiss wrapper, and Welch’s fruit gummies that had been washed and dried inside the pocket of the garment, creating a thick, immovable layer of gelatin.

Plays

  • Dead Inside
    Dual tragedy strikes, and suddenly Liza is a single parent to Fannie. When Fannie impulsively decides to run away, Liza follows her into a world where memories can be relived - and not everyone can return.

    Runs a tight 80-90 minutes with no intermission.
  • Bev's Wedding
    Bev planned her low budget wedding in a weird location...a graveyard. Frankly, that's the least concerning part of the entire affair. A ensemble of wacky family members, a bizarre wedding planner, and backdrop of both mourners and feathered guests round out a fast-paced farce made for actors who love to talk real fast.
  • Offstage
    A TEN MINUTE CAPER WITH A SWEET ENDING. Former high school pals, now in their 40s, reunite for a quick pick-up rehearsal.
  • I'm Outside A Starbucks, And It's Raining
    A FIVE MINUTE OUT-OF-LOVE STORY. Exes John and Gemma run into each other outside a Starbucks, and it's raining. Gemma's an artist. John makes money now. You know.
  • If The Wind Blew In A Different Direction
    A FIVE TO SIX MINUTE LOVE STORY. It's August in the year 79 AD, and Vesuvius is smiting Pompeii with deadly volcanic ash. Glamorous and worldly Vettia encounters the shy and youthful Cornelius as they both shelter in a crumbling bathhouse. Then a lot happens in next ten minutes.
  • Jelly
    A TEN MINUTE POST-APOCALYPTIC COMEDY. Former coworkers Joanna and Marcy find themselves in a nightmarish, post-apocalyptic scenario after civilization has seemingly imploded. Trapped in an abandoned cabin, their relationship becomes strained as they struggle to survive both mentally and physically. When Steven from Accounting makes an unexpected appearance, their tenuous friendship is further twisted, leading...
    A TEN MINUTE POST-APOCALYPTIC COMEDY. Former coworkers Joanna and Marcy find themselves in a nightmarish, post-apocalyptic scenario after civilization has seemingly imploded. Trapped in an abandoned cabin, their relationship becomes strained as they struggle to survive both mentally and physically. When Steven from Accounting makes an unexpected appearance, their tenuous friendship is further twisted, leading to the dramatic downfall of at least one of them.
  • An Occasion An Emotion A Body Part
    A TEN MINUTE SCI-FI THRILLER. Girlfriends Wanda and Joelle and their office pal Victor work together in a seemingly typical non-profit. At Victor's goodbye party, he reveals his true form - a mystical being in need of Wanda and Joelle's bravery and sacrifice to save his home planet. Thrust from the banality of the 9-5 into an intergalactic space war, Wanda and Joelle are pushed to the brink of what...
    A TEN MINUTE SCI-FI THRILLER. Girlfriends Wanda and Joelle and their office pal Victor work together in a seemingly typical non-profit. At Victor's goodbye party, he reveals his true form - a mystical being in need of Wanda and Joelle's bravery and sacrifice to save his home planet. Thrust from the banality of the 9-5 into an intergalactic space war, Wanda and Joelle are pushed to the brink of what seems possible. Of course, someone will die.
  • Cheap House
    A TEN MINUTE COMEDY WITH A MUSICAL ENDING. Ex-step-siblings Janice and Charles are on the hunt for the perfect home, and Ronny the Realtor might just be the guy to sell it to them. But something strange is afoot, and you can't quite tell who's giving off a more suspicious stink. When Ronny reveals through a musical number that his real estate business is a sham for him to capture and kill victims in...
    A TEN MINUTE COMEDY WITH A MUSICAL ENDING. Ex-step-siblings Janice and Charles are on the hunt for the perfect home, and Ronny the Realtor might just be the guy to sell it to them. But something strange is afoot, and you can't quite tell who's giving off a more suspicious stink. When Ronny reveals through a musical number that his real estate business is a sham for him to capture and kill victims in order for him to worship Beelzebub, it seems that Janice and Charles are doomed. But are they?
  • Fun Family Haggadah
    A 20 minute interactive seder with 3 actors. Perfect for groups who want to experience their first seder, learn the story of Passover, or just enjoy the dramatic story of Passover with friends and family.