Born into a Slovenian acting family, Gaia Visnar grew up as a theatre kid and has been actively involved in her country’s acting community. In addition to an extensive international acting education, she is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City. Her performance as Claire in The Maids with The Seeing Place Theatre earned her a 2019 NYITA nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role. Other credits include the titular role in an international adaptation of Antigone (Outer Gaea Company – UK), Emmy in A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Living Room Theatre), Various Parts in Brecht on Brecht (Theatre Breaking Through Barriers), Ismene in The People Vs. Antigone (The Seeing Place Theatre), Maria in Twelfth Night (The Lady Shakes Theatre Company), Paige in The Doorman (HB Playwrights Theatre), Brutus in Julius Caesar (Circle in the Square PW); as well as various film and TV roles. Following her passion for promoting and exploring female narrative, she has collaborated with Transforma Theatre on The Female Role Model and Science in Theatre projects, and on several projects with Elemental Women Productions. She is an ensemble member of TBTB Theater, a member of NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and TV) and LPTW (League of Professional Theatre Women). Follow her at or @gaiavisnar.