John Gawlik



John Gawlik, John has appeared with or helmed productions for many Chicagoland companies. Recent projects include directing the Chicago Premiere of When the Rain Stops Falling at Circle Theater (Jeff Award for Director and Production)  and performing in Broadsword at The Gift Theatre. Favorite acting credits include: Bill Sykes in Oliver at Drury Lane, Blizzard ‘67 with Chicago Dramatist, The Lonesome West and Beauty Queen of Lennane with the Gift Theatre, A Skull in Connemara at Northlight (After Dark Award, Ensemble) and The Great Society with Famous Door. Additional directing credits include The Ruby Sunrise which was named one of the Top Ten shows of 2009 by TimeOut Chicago Magazine and the Jeff Nominated production of W;t and the Jeff Award winning  The Good Thief for The Gift Theatre. John is an ensemble member of The Gift Theatre and can be seen in the reoccurring role of Officer Banks on Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.