Gabriel Dean

Gabriel Dean originally hails from Atlanta, Georgia. His plays have been produced or developed at New York Theatre Workshop, The Lark, New York Stage & Film, Oregon Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Theatre Row, Hangar Theatre, PlayPenn, ASSITEJ International, Red Orchid Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Dallas Children's Theatre, People's Light and Theatre, Dad's Garage Theatre, Actor's Express, Horizon Theatre, FronteraFest, Source Festival, the Cohen New Works Festival, Essential Theatre, and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

Gabriel received the Kennedy Center's ACTF 2012 Paula Vogel Prize, Theatre for Young Audiences Award and was Runner-Up for the Harold & Mimi Steinberg National Playwriting Award. In 2011, Gabriel received the Kennedy Center's ACTF Ken Ludwig Prize for a body of work from an emerging writer and was Runner-Up for the New Dramatist's Princess Grace Award. His script for children, The Transition of Doodle Pequeno, received the 2013 American Alliance for Theatre & Education Distinguished Play Award, the 2011 New England Theatre Conference Aurand Harris Award and was selected for the 2012 Kennedy Center New Visions / New Voices Conference. Gabriel is the recipient of the 2010 Essential Theatre New Play Prize for Qualities of Starlight. A short play, PigSkin won the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival. Gabriel was voted "Favorite Local Playwright" in Creative Loafing--Atlanta and is the recipient of the James A. Michener Playwriting Fellowship, the Dramatist's Guild Fellowship, the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs Playwriting Award, the Porter Fleming Prize for Fiction, the Sidney Lanier Prize for Poetry, and a winner of the Horizon Theatre Young Playwright's Festival. Other plays have been finalists or semi-finalists for the Seven Devils Conference, The O'Neill Theatre Conference, Portland Center Stage's JAW Festival, Bay Area Playwright's Festival, Interact's 20/20 Commissions, Page 73 Fellowship, the Julliard Wallace Fellowship, Lark Play Development Center and Aurora Theatre Global Age Project. His scripts are published through Samuel French, Dramatic Publishing and Playscripts, Inc. Gabriel's poetry, fiction and journalism have been published in Snake Nation Review, The Tower, Eclectica Magazine, The Melic Review, and Creative Loafing. He received the Porter Fleming Prize for Fiction and the Sidney Lanier Prize for Poetry. Gabriel is currently on faculty for Spalding University's Brief-Residency MFA Program and a CORE Writer at The Playwright's Center in Minneapolis. BA: Oglethorpe University. MFA: UT-Austin Michener Center for Writers.

Plays by Gabriel Dean