Sydney Gerlach

Spring and Summer 2022 Updates

My sophomore year at Barnard included many projects and my debut in the professional performing arts world!

I started the year in Columbia University Players’ Production of “The Dead” in the Fall and worked with the LateNite Sketch Comedy group on their winter showcase.

In the Spring, I performed in Barnard College’s Senior Thesis Festival in a production of Toshiki Okada’s “Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise” which I now consider one of the most formative experiences in my acting career.

Following a successful run and end of the school year, I headed to Paris where I took part in an acting intensive focused on theatre in translation as well as the techniques developed by Peter Brook at Le Bouffe du Nord,  Le Theatre Du Soleil, and the Ecole Internacionale du Theatre du Jacques Lecoq. While studying there, not only did I learn from top international theatre practitioners but also experienced the vibrant and unique theatre scene of Paris.

Upon my return to the States, I participated in The Tank’s play series, PrideFest, in “Possession”, an original play by my good friend Abigail Duclos. Currently, I am interning as a Casting/Literary Assistant at Stageplays Theatre Company in New York!

News Archives

First Year of College Wrapup

During my first year at Barnard College, I’ve performed, worked on, and written productions for Columbia University Players, Kings Crown Shakespeare Troupe, NOMADS (New and

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A Few Good Men

After a successful run of Twelfth Night or What You Will, I am excited to jump into my next project which is the Bishop's School production of A Few Good Men! I'm playing Sam Weinberg and I'm really fortunate to be working with an incredibly talented cast. This will be my last show with the Bishop's theatre department, and while its definitely bittersweet, I'm ready to dive into this show and give it my all. 

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Thank You National Youth Arts Awards!

I am so proud to have been honored with a National Youth Arts Award recently for my role as Arturo Ui in The Bishop's School's 2018 production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Huge thanks to my fellow cast mates, and our award-winning director Nathan Emmons. Also a big congrats to all of the other winners from The Bishop's School.

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Cherubs!

I am having the summer of a lifetime (so far) at the 2019 Cherubs Northwestern University Program in Evanston, IL.  Thank you so much to the National High School Institute and to Northwestern for having me.  I look forward to 6 more weeks of giving you all I have and more on stage and off. 

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Les Mis!

My cast mates and I are four shows into an 8 show run of Les Miserables at the Bishop’s School.  What a great ride it has been! Everyone has contributed – cast, crew, directors – to make this an amazing musical theater experience for everyone involved and hopefully, the audiences too.

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