Gemma Wilcox (9 times Best-of-Fest winner) trained at the University of Leeds, UK, specializing in multiple role-playing & physical theatre & was awarded a 1st class BA honors degree in Theatre Studies & English Literature in 2001.
In the UK her acting credits include: Fear and Misery In the Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht (The Studio Theatre, London), Lucy by Tiggy Allen (The Banham Theatre, Leeds). She directed Miss in Her Teens by David Garrick (Workshop Theatre, Leeds) and she devised, wrote, directed, and performed in The Sight of Your Face is a Blessing: A spontaneous performance (The Banham Theatre, Leeds).
Gemma spent two years in Austin, Texas and received 2 'Best of the Fest' awards at the Austin Frontera Festival (2003 & 2004) for her one woman shows Menage a Dix and The Honeymoon is Officially Over and a B. Iden Payne nomination for 'Most Outstanding Featured Actress in a Drama' for her performance in Iron Belly Muses' Curiosity. She was a proud member of the Austin Shakespeare Festival Company for 2 years, appearing in Twelfth Night, a reading of Cymbeline, and assistant directing and performing in Will Power: The Course of Love.
Gemma received "Pick of the Fringe" at the Boulder International Fringe Festival for Honeymoon Period is Officially Over (2005), Shadows in Bloom (2006), and 52 Pick Up (2008). She was also awarded “Best Solo Performer” & “Best in Venue” at Ottawa Fringe (2007) and “Best in Fest” at Winnipeg Fringe (2008), Pick-of-the-Fringe at Vancouver Fringe (2009), Best Female Performer at Victoria Fringe (2009), and "Best of Fest" at Calgary Fringe (2010).
Gemma co-created and performed in the ambitious and risky experimental play Dangerously Safe at Boulder Fringe (2010) with Elizabeth Baron, and appears in the newly released film Love in the Time of Corruption (2012) by Buskerfly Productions.
She most recently premiered her new one woman show, Magical Mystery Detour, directed and in collaboration with Elizabeth Baron. It was a huge success, selling out the entire run, and was awarded "Pick of Fringe" (Boulder Fringe, 2012).
She has also been building her massage practice (GemStar Massage and Healing Arts), travelling the world, and preparing for and scheduling her upcoming 2013 tour.