"As a teacher of acting and directing, I encourage students to meld script analysis, research and creative prep with being 'in the moment,' truthful, and intuitive. I also incorporate a lot of movement and Viewpoints, because stage work involves the whole body in space!" ~ Gabriel
Amongst my influences are Professors Manuel Duque and Mark Olsen, with whom I studied at the Penn State University School of Theatre. Manuel taught directly from his experience with legendary acting teacher Sandy Meisner, who focused on the act of “doing” in his teaching. Mark is a movement and ritual theatre specialist whose approach to performance as an act of personal creation has significantly informed my own teaching.