Welcome! My name is Gabriel Vega Weissman. I am a director, playwright and educator with roots in Brooklyn, Cuba and the south shore of Long Island. I am drawn to stories about “home.” Home can be where we’re from, where we live, with whom we live. It can be somewhere that’s made for us or by us.
I love developing new work as well as finding contemporary resonances in existing material. A crucial value in all that I do is working with teams that bring a diversity of perspective to the process and product.
In addition to my artistic life I find tremendous fulfillment in teaching, both in the classroom and as an acting coach. I am committed to community engagement and am specifically passionate about fighting voter fraud across the country.
Gabriel Vega Weissman is an award-winning, multi-hyphenate theatre artist.
His directing work includes Guards at the Taj (Central Square Theatre, Cambridge MA; IRNE nominee for best play; Elliot Norton Award winner for best actor; Boston Globe Top 10 Theatre OF 2018), Charles Cissel's MUST (Theatre at St. Clements, produced by Bruce Willis); Steel Magnolias (Bucks County Playhouse); and Making the Move (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) as well as work directed for and developed with companies including New York Theatre Workshop, Atlantic Theater Company, American Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hangar Theatre, Northern Stage, San Diego REP, National Black Theatre, Castillo Theatre, BRIC, Pipeline Theatre Company, New Light Theatre Project and NYMF. He has collaborated with Emmy Award nominated actor and musician, Tituss Burgess, on concert events at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
Gabriel offers private acting coaching and has worked as an educator at the Juilliard School, Tisch School of the Arts, Mason Gross School for the Arts, Atlantic Theatre Acting School, Hangar Theatre and the University of Scranton.
Gabriel is an alum of the Drama League Director's Project, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellowship, Williamstown Theatre Festival Professional Training Program and New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship. In 2015, he was the finalist for the inaugural Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Directors Fellowship. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.
Gabriel and Brian Reno’s collection of short plays, Loose Canon, and their adaptation, Aristophanes’ The Birds, are licensed and published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc and have been performed across the country and around the world.
He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.