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GABE, THE LADY

DIRECTOR

Born in NYC, Gabriel showed signs of creative aptitude from an early age, exploring in theatre, visual arts, song, poetry, and even film. As a dual citizen, she split her formative years between Texas, Virginia and Australia, all the while making at-home movies with her brothers.

In high school, she performed in every imaginable way, from emceeing school talent shows, singing the national anthem for her sports teams, and devising, writing, and producing several pieces for her IB theatre class. It wasn't a surprise to anyone who knew her that she wanted to study musical theatre and performance in university, so she enrolled in the musical theatre program at The Catholic University of America (CUA).

At CUA, she discovered her passion for directing after taking a "History of Directors" class her freshman year. Gabriel then took every opportunity to study this craft and improve her skillset, from directing main-stage productions and cabarets for CUA's student run theatre,
CenterStage, to taking on an independent study for directing, and assistant directing for her school's productions. She also spent a semester abroad at the London Dramatic Academy, where she earned a Certificate of Drama and intensely studied Shakespeare, Voice, and Stanislavski. 

While achieving her BM, she worked in theatre education as a teaching artist, where she directed for Scenes for Tweens and Stage Door (ages 14+).

In 2019, she graduated with the rest of her class and jumped into her first audition season as a non-union actor in Washington, D.C., which quickly dissolved due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. During this time, she realigned her efforts and values, taking note that "community" was why she loved performance and directing. 

When Gabriel couldn't direct for theatre's that were closed, she wrote, directed and starred in short films with her small but growing network, taught theatre classes and began voice acting full-time. Coming from a directorial background gave her an edge as a voice talent, making her easy to work with, a playful team-mate, detail oriented, and consistent.
 
Gabriel has directed hundreds of projects throughout her life, from short films, plays, musicals, cabarets, junior productions, devised works, digital audio projects from her home studio, and (who could forget) all the at-home movies she made with her brothers who still inspire her greatly today.

In recent years, she's been revived as a stage director for 
the St. George Musical Theater, and has loved telling stories with her local community. 

Gabriel aims to create compassionate, courageous, and curious art. Gabriel believes in approaching every story with a child-like wonder and discovery. This presents itself in eagerness to experiment and play, consider a variety of widened perspectives, and to encourage thoughtful conversations about and through art. Her work often features large ensembles, stylized movement, immersive elements, and humor. 

In all creative aspects, she's unshakably playful, honestly here.


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