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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Graduate School Applications and Auditions:
‘Tis the season after all, and the primary focus of Gabe’s coaching practice during the fall! Gabe will meet you wherever you happen to be in the process. Whether its helping to find the right monologues, or strategies to stay relaxed and focussed while keeping the fun alive on the day of the auditions, Gabe will be there for as much of the process as benefits you. Over the last 7 years Gabe has assisted individuals get accepted into The Yale School of Drama, Brown, Columbia, The Pig Iron School, Steppenwolf, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, CalARTS, and both Rose Bruford and RADA in London.
Gabe Levey is a teacher, actor and theatre maker currently residing in Northampton, Massachusetts. teaching at NYU Tisch School of The Arts, Christopher Bayes' The Pandemonium Studio, and The Completely Ridiculous Training Center - an online conservatory Gabe built specifically for Zoom. BFA, Boston University. MFA, Yale School of Drama.
After graduating from the Yale School of Drama, Gabecontinued to work with his mentor Christopher Bayes (Head of Movement at Yale) as a teacher trainee in Clown and Commedia Dell’arte. Now, as a founding faculty member of Bayes' The Pandemonium Study, Gabe teaches Acting as Play – a hybrid clown and scene study class. Gabe also teaches Acting as Play at NYU Tisch School of The Arts, with a particular focus on Shakespeare.
In May of 2020 Gabe founded The Completely Ridiculous Training Center, a one of a kind online acting school built specifically for Zoom. For more info click here.
Additional teaching experience includes multiple Clown workshops with company members from Gallim Dance; Acting as Play workshops at Amherst College, Smith College and The Berkshire Theatre Group; Clown at Stella Adler; a semester of Commedia Dell'arte and a semester of Chekhov at PPAS (The Professional Performing Arts High School); Scene Study and Games at the Yale Summer Acting Conservatory; and Games and Improv at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA.