BARBARA GEHRING (Creator & Original Cast) was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Possessing a passion for performing from a young age, she went on to become a prominent cast member of the Black Hole Theatre Company at the University of Manitoba and earned a Bachelor of Education with a major in Theatre and English. Ms. Gehring’s professional career of 18 years as an actor has run the gamut from stage to screen to commercial to voice work which has made her one of the busiest actresses in the Denver market. A veteran of improv, sketch comedy and theatre, she is also the proud Canadian member of the international comedy trio A.C.E. and has dazzled audiences nationally and worldwide with her energetic performances. Gehring has to her credit several indie films, has appeared on Fox Sports Network’s “Best Damn Sports Show,” countless national and local television commercials and can most recently be seen in the national Charmin spot and as the elf in the Colorado Lottery spot! Favorite theatre credits include Sylvia in Sylvia, Meredith in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Sandy in Criminals in Love, Ensemble in the North American Premiere of A Mouthful of Birds, Mariane in Tartuffe, Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Betty in Landscape of the Body. When not performing on stage or on camera, she is mother and comedienne to her daughter Isabella (her future understudy for the show) and her son Gavin (the first male to have attended Girls Only…for nine months). Gehring would like to thank the Girls Only team, her parents for being her first audience and teaching her the importance of laughter, and to her most charming husband Paul for always believing and improvising along with her. www.BarbaraGehring.com
LINDA KLEIN (Creator & Original Cast) grew up in the small mountain town of Idaho Springs above Denver, Colorado. There she performed in many high school productions and then went on to pursue her interest in entertainment by earning a degree in Film Studies at Pitzer College near Los Angeles. She has been a cherished member of the Denver comedy scene since 1993 and one-third of the comedy trio A.C.E. for most of that time. During her years with A.C.E. she has co-written and performed over fifty original productions and graced stages nationwide, including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. Klein has a dense background in theatrical improvisation and works as a writer and consultant. She sits on the board of directors for the non-profit Self Improvement Opportunities, is an active member of her local P.E.O. chapter and Montview Presbyterian Church. When not working she can be found traveling extensively, as the QE2, the beaches in Rio and her plethora of nieces and nephews will all confirm. Linda would like to thank the Girls Only team, her loving and supportive husband, Paul, and her parents who dutifully attended all of her original “bedroom productions.” And a special thank you goes out to A.C.E. You can visit Linda's website to learn more.
LUANNE NUNES DE CHAR (Director) is a freelance director, teaching artist and casting associate. She has worked for such diverse companies as: Denver Center Attractions, Berkeley Rep, ABC Television, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Sea World, California Shakespeare Theatre, The Disney Company, Adaptive Path, Denver Children’s Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, UNC, The National Theatre Conservatory and West End Theatre. She was a Resident Director for ten years at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and spent five seasons in Russia creating political theatre with Ditya Mira. Ms. Nunes de Char has a BA from UCLA and an MFA in directing from the University of Southern California. She resides in Northern California with her extremely patient husband and two perfect children.
CLAUDIA CARSON (Production Manager & Director) is in charge of managing all aspects of the out-of-state Girls Only productions. Her responsibilities include communicating with the design team, contacting and coordinating with the out-of-state technical personnel and implementing the transport of the set (she has extensive experience working with Canadian Customs.) As Production Manager, Claudia is responsible for all travel and housing arrangements for cast and crew, organizing load-in at the venue, managing the setting up of the set/sound/lights and running dry tech rehearsals prior to cast arrival.
For the last seven of her 30+ in theatre, Claudia been with The Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Until moving up to the position of Production Manager for Girls Only, she stage managed five productions at the Center including The Second City’s productions of Red Scare and How I Lost My Denverginity. Most recently, she stage managed the Girls Only production in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
CHARLES R. MACLEOD (Technical Consultant) For Denver Center Attractions, past design credits include The Taffetas, My Way, The World Goes ’Round, Swingtime Canteen, The Last Five Years and Always…Patsy Cline. Mr. MacLeod has been the resident Lighting Designer for the Denver Center Theatre Company since 1987. Past DCTC credits include The Diary of Anne Frank, Lydia, The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1001, Season’s Greetings, Gem of the Ocean, All My Sons, After Ashley, Dirty Story, Selfish Sacrifice, Madwoman of Chaillot, Blithe Spirit, Visiting Mr. Green, Lobby Hero, Copenhagen, Behind the Broken Words, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, A Christmas Carol, Love, Janis, Lost Highway: The Music and Legend of Hank Williams. Mr. MacLeod has also designed the lighting for Theatre Aspen shows Love, Janis, Dinner with Friends and Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.