Gab Cody

Gab Cody is a seriously funny playwright and filmmaker. She uses her skills as a storyteller and producer -- as well as a classically trained actor, improviser, and standup comedian -- to create hilariously brain-agitating works. Her plays, films and live shows -- be they inspired by commedia dell'arte, an examination of Nietzsche's philosophy, August Wilson's legacy, 1930s screwball comedy or 1960s horror films -- are always funny and insightful. Ms. Cody has a masterful command of genre; she parodies and pays homage to style throughout her work. Her plays have been staged at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Quantum Theatre and NYC's Urban Stages, as well as nonameplayers' SWAN Day festival, the Bricolage Production Company's IN THE RAW reading series and their 24-hour play festival B.U.S. Prussia: 1866, Ms. Cody's farcical examination of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and his protofeminist friends, received a staged reading at The WorkShop Theatre in New York in January 2011. The 2nd American Revolution, a comedy inspired by Tartuffe, received a staged reading at the WorkShop Theatre in New York in January 2012. Her film works include shorts and documentaries that have screened at Greetings From Pittsburgh: Neighborhood Narratives, the Cleveland International Film Festival, NYC Horror Film Fest, San Francisco Independent Film Festival, San Francisco's Disposable Film Fest, the 11/22 International Comedy Short Film Festival in Vienna, Austria, and on WQED-TV. Ms. Cody was recently awarded an MFA by Point Park University. She earned her BFA at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Cody attended the Sewanee Writers' Conference as a Tennessee Williams scholar in playwriting. Her new bilingual Franco-English play Fat Beckett received a full production in December 2011 at Quantum Theater in Pittsburgh and was named a top ten production of the year by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This summer Ms. Cody served as lead writer on Bricolage Production Company's immersive urban adventure STRATA, an experience designed collaboratively by a group of conceptual artists, directors, and designers. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named STRATA the best play of 2013. Ms. Cody's collaboration with Lori Roper, The Sisters Grey, will receive a production in March of 2013 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, after a "from page to stage" developmental process. Her feature film Progression is in postproduction and scheduled for completion in 2013.

Plays by Gab Cody

  • Fat Beckett
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      Named one of the "Top Ten Plays of 2011" by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette