Gabe's coaching philosophy was built primarily on the shoulders of three master teachers: Christopher Bayes (Master Clown teacher, and Head of Movement at the Yale School of Drama), Evan Yionoulis (current Head of Drama, Juilliard) and Ron Van Lieu (Former Head of Drama NYU, YSD, and current Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia). Gabe will work with you on whatever aspect of your work/career with which you are struggling and/or looking to deepen, with a special focus on audition prep, monologue prep for graduate and undergraduate applicants, and solo show development.
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Gabriel Levey is a teacher, actor and theatre maker currently teaching at NYU Tisch School of The Arts and Christopher Bayes' The Pandemonium Studio in New York and Completely Ridiculous Productions in Northampton, MA.
Over the last 12 years Gabe has collaborated with his mentor Christopher Bayes as a student, teaching apprentice, actor, assistant director, teacher and now co-founder of The Pandemonium Studio in Brooklyn.
In addition to Acting as Play at The Pandemonium Studio, Gabe teaches Physical Acting, Clown, and Shakespeare as Play at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New Studio.
In Northampton Gabe teaches The Fun of Failure and Acting as Play at Completely Ridiculous Productions, a brand spanking new Training Center and Theatre Lab for the development and performance of theatrical comedy, founded in 2019. www.completelyridiculousproductions.com
Gabe has taught classes and/or workshops at The Berkshire Theatre Group, Galim Dance, Smith College, Amherst College, The Yale Summer Acting Conservatory, Shakespeare & Co., The Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, and The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School in Massachusetts.
A maker of theatrical comedy, Gabe's original work includes the clown duet Dwellicle 109 (IRT); the solo show Brainsongs or the play about the dinosaur farm (Yale Cabaret); an ensemble piece And now we do LINDBERGH’S FLIGHT by Bertolt Brecht (Yale Cabaret); The Most Beautiful Thing in the World (Yale Cabaret/Boston University/Cloudcity); How to Help the Self Needs Help with Carol A. Jantsen (The Peoples Improv Theater); and most recently A Super Serious and Not at All Funny Reading of Stories I Wrote After Brain Surgery, which kicked off Completely Ridiculous Productions first season of new work at the Northampton Center for The Arts.
Gabe received a BFA in Acting from Boston University, and an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama.