On Film



  • Aimee in The Night Alive by Conor McPherson / Station Theatre
  • Director, The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord by Scott Carter / Station Theatre


  • Alex in A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle / Station Theatre
  • Nina in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang


  • Aphra Behn in Or, by Liz Duffy Adams / Station Theatre


  • Hamlet in Hamlet by William Shakespeare / Station Theatre
  • Ensemble in by Dustin Lance Black / Station Theatre
  • Suzanna in Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo / Station Theatre


  • Eurydice in Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl / Station Theatre


  • Rachel Corrie in My Name Is Rachel Corrie ed. Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner / Station Theatre
  • Trudy in Whitey by Mark Roberts / Station Theatre


  • Katie Dove, et al. in Couples Counseling Killed Katie by Mark Roberts / Station Theatre
  • The Woman in The Balcony by Jean Genet / Station Theatre


  • Becca in Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire / Station Theatre
  • Olga (u.s.) in Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov / Station Theatre
  • Various in Spoon River Anthology by Charles Aidman, Edgar Lee Masters, Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn / Parkland College


  • Beebee in SubUrbia by Eric Bogosian / Station Theatre


  • Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde / Monmouth College
  • Lady Macbeth in Macbeth by William Shakespeare / Creative Dramatics Workshop
  • Chorus Leader in The Trojan Women by Euripedes / Monmouth College
  • “The Flood,” et al. in The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler / Monmouth College


  • Violet in Play On! by Rick Abbot / Monmouth College
  • Gertrude in Hamlet by William Shakespeare / Creative Dramatics Workshop
  • Florence in Poof! by Lynn Nottage / Monmouth College
  • Clea in Black Comedy  by Peter Shaffer / Monmouth College


  • Doreen in Tartuffe* by Moliére / Monmouth College
  • Dorothea in Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing / Monmouth College
  • Various in The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project / Monmouth College

*Irene Ryan-nominated

Recent Reviews

Her role isn’t an easy one; it requires that the actress rapidly move from one emotion — dejection, pride, frustration, anger, fear, lust, hope — to another. Gates-Markel is fearless as Aphra and completely believable. No glance, no movement, no expression is wasted. All are true. Gates-Markel handles this role so well, so capably, that I left the theatre thinking she’s the only actor in Champaign-Urbana that could have handled such a role.

–Tracy Nectoux, Smile Politely review of Or,

Gates-Markel offers a painfully honest portrait of a mother struggling with an issue of kaleidoscopic proportions. Her layered performance was appropriately raw, frenetic and brave, allowing us to accompany her on a very difficult emotional journey, all the way to the end.

–Patricia Hruby Powell, News-Gazette review of A Kid Like Jake