Ron Gural is Professor Emeritus of Theatre at Tulane University and former Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where he received his MFA degree in Acting and Directing. His undergraduate degree is a BFA from the University of Houston. Before coming to Tulane, Ron taught at the Arkansas Arts Center and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where one of his students was Willem Dafoe. He is also a founding member of Milwaukee's Theatre X and the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane.
As a professional actor, Ron is a member of Actors' Equity Association, and The Screen Actors Guild. He has appeared onstage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theatre X, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Long Beach Repretory, Tulane Center Stage, and the Portland Stage Company among others.
As a director, Ron has directed over 50 productions. Some of his favorite titles were WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, MARAT/SADE,WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, LOOT, THE THREE SISTERS, THE COUNTRY WIFE, and Laura Harrington’s HALLOWED GROUND. 15 MINUTES AT MIDWAY, an original script he co-directed with Jim Fitzmorris is also a particular favorite.
Recent production include LOMBARDI and SONYA AND VANYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, both for Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre.
Most recently, he co-authored HIGGINS, THE MAN, THE BOAT, THE WAR about Andrew J. Higgins, inventor and builder of the famed World War II "Higgins boat", the landing craft.
In New Orleans, Ron has also worked at the Contemporary Arts Center, Southern Repretory Theatre, and True Brew, and with the NOLA Project, as well as at Tulane.
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde