Gabrielle Reisman


Gabrielle Reisman is a playwright and director based in New Orleans and New York. She is founding member of Underbelly - a theatre collaborative that stages immersive journey-plays in forgotten spaces, as well as a member of The NOLA Project , and former artistic director of The Alamo Underground. Gabrielle’s plays have been produced in New Orleans, New York, Champaign, Chicago, and Austin and have been translated into German.

Gabrielle is an NNPN Playwright in Residence at Southern Rep Theatre in New Orleans. She received a BA from The University of New Orleans and MFA from The University of Texas at Austin. Her first four full lengths are published in the 2007 anthology More Pepper by Hot Lead Press. Selected monologues are published by Simon and Schuster.

Gabrielle is currently working to write plays that are structured like pop songs and orgasms. She is inspired daily by food, language, impossible things that are true.And by you.


For a copy of Gabrielle’s resume,


2012-2013 COFA Continuing Fellowship                                                                                  The University of Texas at Austin

2012 Rosa Parks Award, The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Catch the Wall

2010-2012 Michener Fellowship Support
The University of Texas at Austin

2011 Winner, Southern Rep’s 10-Minute Play Riot Festival
Honey Mushroom

2009 Storer Boone Award, Best Original Play

2007 Parkland College One-Act Competition Winner
Polar Bear Exhibit

2005-2008 Creative Arts Scholarship in Playwriting
The University of New Orleans

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