Gab Reisman is a New York / New Orleans based playwright and immersive performance maker with a history of making theatre in non-traditional spaces. Her playwriting explores the relationship between cultural geography and individual identify- the ways place writes itself on our bodies. Her plays consistently queer time and space, sometimes using history as a prism to expose our current zeitgeists. Interested in the liminal and irreverently political, she examines what it means to sit on the doorstep of some big, unstoppable, uncertain change.
Gab has developed work with Fusebox Festival, Clubbed Thumb/Playwright Horizons, Page 73, the Sundance Theatre Lab, the MacDowell Colony, Great Plains Theatre Conference, and the Orchard Project among others. She's received commissions from the Humana Festival of New Plays, Clubbed Thumb, the NOLA Project, EST/Sloan Project, New Plays at Barnard and ZACH Theater Austin.
Gab has been a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center, an NNPN Playwright in Residence at Southern Rep and is a New Georges Affiliated Artist. She has taught playwriting and theatre making in places like Vanderbilt, SUNY Purchase, UT Austin, and New Orleans’s public schools. Her plays have received a Rosa Parks Award from The Kennedy Center, the Holland New Voices Award, and appeared on the inaugural Kilroys List. She received a BA from the University of New Orleans and MFA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Gab is currently working on a commission about Grimm's-tinged women's work in the Napoleonic Wars. She is inspired daily by the adaptability of language, and the adaptability of you.
For a copy of Gab's cv, click here.