Department of Performing Arts
Cara Gabriel has worked as a theatre practitioner throughout Vermont, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and the Washington, DC, area. Directing credits at American University include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Machinal, The Hundred Dresses, Skin, The Cherry Sisters Revisited, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, PERF 101, Our Country’s Good, Capstone 2003, Capstone 2004, and To Be or Want to Be. Gabriel has also written directed two Shakespearean adaptations for children: The Tempest in a tour of central Vermont and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Northwestern Children’s Theatre Tour. She also served as part of an arts education assessment team on the New York State Task Force for the Theatre Arts Assessment Exam, a Goals 2000 initiative. In the DC area Gabriel has worked for The Potomac Theatre Project at the Olney Theatre Center, Washington Women in Theatre, the Smithsonian Institute’s Discovery Theatre, and Ford’s Theatre, and The Kennedy Center, among others.
PhD, Theatre Practice, University of Michigan
MA, Theatre, Northwestern University
BA, Theatre and Political Science, Middlebury College
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