Gabby Bakkum directing at The Lodge of Townsend

Hello! My name is Gabby Bakkum, and I am really excited to direct a variety of fun and entertaining plays this Summer! I graduated from Broadwater High School in 2018, after competing in Speech and Drama for 4 years, as well as participating in the Drama Club.


After high school, I studied acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York for one year, before coming back to Townsend and directing the fall 2019 play, “The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon.” I planned to direct the spring musical as well, but unfortunately the play had to be canceled due to COVID-19.


Thankfully, this summer, the arts are back and better than ever! I can’t wait to get back into the rhythm of real life, and what better way to do that than getting on stage with my fellow lovers of drama!