A Streetcar Named Desire: Dramawise at FAU, Boca Raton

Gary Cadwallader
Arts & Letters / Drama

Course Description

Explore the passion and excitement of Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of the great American classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. In this thought-provoking and interactive lecture, PBD's Gary Cadwallader leads a discussion about the characters, their relationships, and the major themes of the play, and provides insight into the life of the playwright, Tennessee Williams. Participants receive a copy of the play prior to class, and a comprehensive, informative PBD Dramaguide written specifically for this production. Participants leave with a deeper understanding of the play and its important place in American literature.

About the Instructor

  • Founded in 2000, Palm Beach Dramaworks is a professional theatre company with a mission to engage and entertain audiences with provocative and timeless productions that personally impact each individual. They are dedicated “to enhance the quality of life through the transformative power of live theatre.” Consistent artistic excellence over the course of their history places Palm Beach Dramaworks at the forefront of the artistic landscape of Palm Beach County.

    Gary Cadwallader is the director of education and community engagement at Palm Beach Dramaworks. As a professional actor, director, and educator, Cadwallader is committed to providing strong vibrant arts and arts integration opportunities for educators and students in order to nurture creativity, inspire potential, build confidence, and encourage self-expression. Cadwallader was most recently seen onstage at PBD as Captain Brice in Arcadia and John Adams in 1776 (Carbonell nomination). He maintains a career as an actor and director, and has performed across the country at theatres such as Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, ZACH Theatre in Austin, Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Northern Stage in Vermont, and on the national tour of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. On camera, roles include A League of Their Own, The New Untouchables, and Forensics (pilot). He has an MFA from Western Illinois University, and is currently the president of Florida Theatre Conference. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA).