Gabrielle is an Atlanta-based playwright and filmmaker who was the National New Play Network’s Playwright-in-Residence here at Horizon in 2012. Her play Uprising was recently presented on the Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage as part of the inaugural Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. The Rolling World Premier of Uprising begins at Horizon and will continue at MetroStage in Alexandria, VA as part of the D.C. Women’s Voices Theatre Festival. Her plays include Carrying the Mother Load, Sweet Dill, Redemption’s Road, MILF, The Seed Planter (commissioned by Horizon Theatre Company), Jill Fell Down, Death of Lightning Bugs, and Shape of Faith, a community engagement play commission from Next Theatre Company. Gabrielle’s short film Ir/Reconcilable is currently being broadcast on HBO. Ir/Reconcilable was an official selection at the 2014 American Black Film Festival in New York City and was honored as a finalist in the HBO Short Film Competition. The film, starring Jasmine Guy, Dick Gregory, and Crystal Fox, was also recently selected for the 2015 Atlanta Film Festival. Other creative work includes directing the documentary short If We So Choose about the integration of The Varsity restaurant in Athens, GA. Other “non-scripted” work includes her Hip Hop Diaspora project which was optioned by MTV Networks and directing a television pilot for The Center, an international casting show. Gabrielle has a BA in History-Sociology from Columbia University and an MFA in Writing for the Screen & Stage from Northwestern University.