NEWS & UPCOMING WORK
Directing a workshop of Francisco Mendoza's Machine Learning as part of the Latinx New Play Festival at San Diego REP. The workshop will result in a public virtual presentation of the play on September 4th, 2020.
More information about Machine Learning.
Directing Matthew Webster's play Back for Midnight Theatricals Virtual Reading Series.
Directing Kareem M. Lucas' solo piece The Maturation of an Inconvenient Negro (or iNegro) at A.R.T./Oberon on February 20th, 2020.
More information about iNegro.
Gabriel currently serves as associate director to Matthew Dunster on the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen.
More information about Hangmen.
Gabriel is currently directing Tituss Burgess: Take Me to the World. A one-night only concert at the historic Carnegie Hall, Take Me to the World is a tribute to the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim, headlined by Tituss Burgess with special performances by Jane Krakowski, Lillias White, Orfeh and Michael McElroy.
More information about Tituss Burgess: Take Me to the World.
Gabriel is directing Kareem M. Lucas' Rated Black: An American Requiem, a theatrical mosaic of poetry and song at The Brick in Brooklyn. Performances run January 30th - February 1st.
More information about Rated Black: An American Requiem
Gabriel will direct a workshop of Francisco Mendoza's Machine Learning as part of the New Works Now Festival at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT. The workshop will result in a public presentation of the play on January 10th, 2020.
More information about Machine Learning.
Gabriel will be directing A Wendy Kesselman Double Bill: Concert and Release Party. The event will be held on December 9th at 7 PM at New Dramatists and will feature excerpts of Kesselman's Madame Defarge and The Black Monk performed by Julie Craig, Lou Liberatore, Austin Pendleton, Dana Watkins and Teal Wicks.
The event is free, Click Here for more info and to RSVP.
The Mark Taper Forum's production of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues is nominated for 5 LA Ovation Awards including best production of a play and best director!
Gabriel will be directing the first public presentation of Jason Alexander Huza and John Allen Watt's musical The Crossing and the Ten Crucial Days. Based on George Washington's journey across the frozen Delaware River, the presentation will take place on the site where Washington's army landed in Washington Crossing, PA!
More information about The Crossing and the Ten Crucial Days.
Gabriel will act as associate director to Jonathan Kent on the U.S. premiere of Florian Zeller's The Height of the Storm at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Performances begin on Broadway September 10th.
More information about The Height of the Storm.
Gabriel will direct Tituss Burgess in Concert featuring the Emmy nominated actor and singer and special guest Jane Krakowski, on July 27th at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts!
More information about Tituss Burgess In Concert.
Gabriel will spend the 2019/2020 season as a 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop.
The 2050 Fellowship is named in celebration of the U.S. Census Bureau’s projection that by the year 2050, there will be no single racial or ethnic majority in the United States. This projection provokes thoughts at New York Theatre Workshop about the transformations that will take place in the American landscape – technologically, environmentally, demographically and artistically. They are a catalyst for broader questions about our moral and artistic future.
More information about the 2050 Fellowship.
Guards at the Taj is nominated for two 2019 IRNE Awards, including Best Play!
Gabriel is currently Associate Director of Lackawanna Blues, written, directed and performed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
More information about Lackawanna Blues.
Guards at the Taj named one of the top ten best theatre of 2018 by the Boston Globe!
Don Aucoin's Top Ten in Theatre - The Boston Globe
Gabriel is currently directing Dishwasher Dreams, written and performed by Aladdin Ullah at the Castillo Theatre.
More information about Dishwasher Dreams
Gabriel is also directing Here We Are by Dorothy Parker and Hello, Out There by William Saroyan at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Gabriel's production of Guards at the Taj wins Elliot Norton Award for Best Actor (Jacob Athyal)!
Gabriel is currently assisting Ruben Santiago-Hudson on the Signature Theatre's production of Dominique Morisseau's Paradise Blue.
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Gabriel's production of Guards at the Taj nominated for an Elliot Norton Award for Best Actor (Jacob Athyal).
Directing Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA. Playing through April 1st.
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December 2017/January 2018
Gabriel is associate director of the U.S. premiere of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen, playing through March 25th at the Atlantic Theatre Company.
More information about Hangmen
Directing the world premiere of Charles Cissel's play, Must, playing through November 19th Off-Broadway, at the Theatre at St. Clement's in New York City.
Gabriel will be returning to the University of Scranton as a guest artist where he will direct Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.
More information about The Glass Menagerie
Gabriel will spend the summer at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY as a 2017 Drama League Director's Project Fellow. He'll direct Jennifer Hickok DeFratis' Furry Tails as part of the Hangar's Kiddstuff series and Thornton Wilder's Pullman Car Hiawatha at the Cherry Artspace.
More information about the Hangar Theatre's Wedge Series and Pullman Car Hiawatha
Selected as a 2017 Drama League Fellow and will be spending the summer in Ithaca , NY as a Hangar Theatre Directing Resident.
American Theatre Magazine - Drama League Announces Fellows
Directing William Inge's People in the Wind for the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School.
Directing short plays by middle school age playwrights in the New York City Children's Theatre's Young Playwrights For Change festival.
Workshop: Directing The River Electric by David Hay, Featuring Kathleen Chalfant
Writing retreat with Brian Reno, Riding the rails across the USA on Amtrak
Directing adaptation of Aristophanes' The Birds for University of Scranton Players
Loose Canon to be published and licensed by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Workshop: Directing Molly Murphy and Neil deGrasse Tyson on Our Last Day on Earth by Molly Beach Murphy and Loren Berí at NYMF
Adapting Aristophanes' The Birds with Brian Reno for University of Scranton Players. Will direct production in September 2016.
Co-directing Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling with Marsha Mason at Bucks County Playhouse. Cast featuring: Jessica Walter, Patricia Richardson, and Susan Sullivan.
Directing A Big Life for the Adventurous by Molly Beach Murphy for New Light Theater Project's Darkroom Series