Gabriel (he/they) is a Lighting Designer, Educator, and "Critical Mentor."
He is currently working towards an M.F.A. in Design for Theater and Entertainment at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.
Previous credits include The Box at the Fox Riverside, Center Theatre, Group, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Lewis Family Playhouse, Ruskin Group Theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse, Disney Cruise Line, IRT Theater, Hudson Guild Theatre, The Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival, Ma-Yi Theater Company, 59E59 Theaters, The Geffen Playhouse, Shotgun Players, UC Riverside Theatre, Film, & Digital Production, Azusa Pacific University Theater Arts, Pepperdine University, NYU Tisch, and UCLA Theater, Film, and Television.
My goal is to decolonize the way we access, consume, and teach American Theatre.
My aspirations and responsibilities do not exist within my Chicano identity and the Chicano community alone — as an American, I believe the complex history and conflicted present of the United States is a part of my storytelling lineage.
I am interested in collaboration with anti-ableist and anti-racist practices kept in mind.
I want to tell stories that celebrate the diversity in identity and the range of emotions within the human experience.
I am committed to accessibility, equity, and transparency.