Instructor of Theatre Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy
M.F.A., Physical Theatre, Dell'Arte school of Physical Theatre; B.A., Theatre and Anthropolgy, Beloit College
Gulshirin is originally from Bombay, India. Having gotten her B.A. in Theatre and Anthropology from Beloit College and her M.F.A. in Ensemble based Physical Theatre from the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre she works within the pedagogy of theatre practitioner Jacques Lecoq (physical theatre, commedia dell’Arte, melodrama, clown, street theatre and devised work) and has performed at several festivals and institutions in India and the US. Having a strong interest in Eastern forms of theatre and the Anthropology of Theatre, she started studying Japanese Noh theatre with Rick Emmert (Kita School) and the late Mitsuo Kama (Ko School) in 2002 at the Noh Training Project and joined Theatre Nohgaku in 2008. She is primarily a free-lance artist and has taught at institutions such as the University of Michigan, Calvin College, Notre Dame University, University of Georgia (Athens), Beloit College and works regularly with the acclaimed children's theatre company Wild Swan Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In India, she was co-creator of the environmental theatre company Clean Air Island, which was commissioned by Greenpeace International to tour a show about the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984.