Gale Childs Daly has been a playwright, director, teacher, text coach, and actor in the theatre for many years. A graduate of the Goodman School of Drama at the Art Institute of Chicago (now DePaul University), Daly has worked at the Goodman Theatre, the Alley Theatre, the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Great River Shakespeare Festival, and the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, among others.

As a playwright, she has adapted The Secret Garden, The Story of Opal, and The Lament for Ignacio Sanchez. Some of Daly’s directing credits include The Government Inspector, Julius Caesar, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. As an actor (under the name Gale Fury Childs), she has enjoyed playing such roles as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Goneril in King Lear, and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible.

​Daly is a freelance director, teacher, and text coach in the Midwest. She is married to actor Jonathan Gillard Daly and has two children. Currently, she lives in Milwaukee.