Practice-led research into European and African performance which contributes to the development of well-founded, cross-cultural approaches to new work and the growth of culturally diverse performance practice in Britain. Gabriel’s focus as a Creative and Performing Arts Fellow is on researching and developing models for playwriting and for the dramaturgical processes involved in speaking to our diversity.
Publications and Productions
Plays include Abolition (Bristol Old Vic and Paines Plough, 1989); Eshu’s Faust (Cambridge Arts Theatre and Faculty of English, 1992); Hotel Orpheu (Schaubühne, Berlin, 1994; Culturporto, Lisbon and Teatro Rivoli, Porto,1997; Teatre de Griot, Barcelona, 2004) and Shango (De Nieuw Amsterdam, 1997). His play, Oga’s Ark, is published in Bulgarian by Homo Ludens (Sofia 2004) with a rehearsed reading in Russian translation at the Lubimovka Festival, Moscow (2004).
Recent critical writing: Transmission: Speaking and Listening (Site Gallery, 2005); Under Construction: Cultural Diversity, Cultural Identity and Audience Development (Arts Council England, 2005); A Wholly Healthy Industry (Theatre 2005 – Raising The Bar/Writernet Bulletin 2005); Africa Unbound, writing and publishing in Africa (BBC Radio 3, 2005); Strangers to Ourselves (Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, 2003); Olde England-New England (International Society for the Performing Arts, 2003); and Früchte Der Zeit (WUV, Vienna, 2001).
His most recent collaboration is Sun-Shine, Moonshine (Artwords, 2005) with visual artists Sanderson/Conroy.
AHRC Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship Projects
Europe and Africa in Britain: Re-thinking Approaches to Cultural Diversityin Writing for Performance