LOVESICK by Teatro Luna (2017-Present)
LOVESICK is ensemble-devised performance tackling the current spectrum of violence inflicted on our bodies and the policing of our spirits. Rage, laugh, cry, and then wake the hell up inside these 70 minutes of heightened theatrical adventure filled with original music, movement, and story. We fully intend to mourn, resist, and both decry and celebrate the complexities of our American lives today
LOVESICK is currently in pre-production for an multi-city development tour and a world-premier in L.A in the Spring of 2018. The first version was presented at the Destinos Festival @ The Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago
Directed by Alex Media
Set Design by Fernando Parra
LAS GARCIA by Gabriela Ortega (2016-Present)
*WINNER: 2016 FRINGE SCHOLARSHIP
*WINNER: ENCORE PRODUCER’S AWARD 2016
*NOMINEE: “BEST SOLO SHOW” HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2016
*NOMINEE: O FACE AWARD “MOST ORGASMIC WRITING” 2016
*NOMINEE: BECHDEL-WALLACE AWARD, FRINGE 2016
This solo show is Gabriela's passion project. Written and performed by her and first Directed by Alex Alpharaoh, Las Garcia was first workshopped at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival and was awarded the first-ever Fringe Diversity Scholarship. It played for sold-out audiences and was nominated for multiple awards. To follow the the show's journey click here
HOMEFREE BY LISA LOOMER (2015)
Directed by Michael Matthews and workshoped with Loomer in the room, the world premiere of HOMEFREE opened at The Road Theatre Company in Los Angeles.
The play follows Breezy (played by Gabriela), JJ and Franking, a band of runaway teens in Oregon that decide to live "Home Free" to escape the violence and abuse they face in their homes.
The play received rave reviews and won the 2015 Best play award at the NoHo Fringe Festival.
"I don’t think I have ever seen anyone grow so much in a role. It was like watching you truly become...an actress. I only saw the one performance, but every moment was truthful, every moment was filled. You made choices, you had an arc, and your passion was in it every moment. I LOVED BREEZY, I understood her, I took that journey with her step by step...through you"
Award-winning Playwigtht & Screenwriter
THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA (2015)
Directed by Denise Blasor
Presented in Spanish with supertitles at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles after a 2 week High School tour.
SPIT-HOLLYWOOD FRINGE (2015)
Directed by Elisa Noemi
Written by Alex Alpharaoh
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
WINNER Aileen Stanley Memorial Award for excellence in Acting (2016)
For her work as ANGEL in Breath,Boom
WINNER Stanley Musgrave Award for Outstanding Creative Talent (2017)
For her overall contributions to the school and for creating the show "Las Garcia"
Gabriela worked on 8 school productions over her time at USC: Anna in The Tropics, Disappearing Act, Escape From Happiness, Marisol, Camille, What we're up Against & Breath, Boom