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Gabriella Abbott

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May 9, 2020


"In the dual roles of Margaret and her cousin, Anne Steele, Gabriella Abbott showcases her charm and cleverness on the Lyric Arts stage." ~ Review of Sense and Sensibility by Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadwayworld.com

"Highlights in the cast include [...] Gabriella Abbot with two delightful performances as the youngest sister and a very chatty Anne Steele." ~ Review of Sense and Sensibility by Jill Schafer, Cherry and Spoon

Gabriella is an actor, singer, and playwright who is creatively inspired by Billy Joel, Jane Austen, and large cups of tea. She is a monologue writer for hire, a freelance writer for MN Playlist, and dreams of someday playing eccentric old ladies on BBC miniseries.

- Lois in Breaking Up Is Hard to Do at Sidekick Theater, directed by Tim Stolz

Most Recent:
- Phyllis in Flora & Ulysses at Lyric Arts, directed by Paul R. Coate
- Margaret, Anne, and Gossip in Sense and Sensibility at Lyric Arts, directed by Natalie Novacek
- Elsa in Go Back for Murder at Theatre in the Round, directed by Lynn Musgrave
- Autumn in Wasn't This Supposed to be a Musical? by The Skyline Collective (MN Fringe), directed by Jonathan Horn & Gabriella Abbott 
- Shelby in Steel Magnolias at SOAR Regional Arts, directed by Shelli Place
- Emma in Emma at Theatre in the Round, directed by Miriam Monasch                                   


Please see résumé (below) for most recent acting experience  

          Directing / Playwriting
Wasn't This Supposed to Be a Musical? // Book & Co-Lyric Writer, Co-Director, Production Manager // The Skyline Collective (MN Fringe)
Mother Figure, by Alan Ayckbourn // Director in one act play festival // University of Northwestern-St. Paul
Bathrobe Drama Christmas Festival  // Director/Playwright of 10 minute play // University of Northwestern-St. Paul
The Wizard of Oz // Assistant Director under Kristin Aitchison // St Anthony Community Theater

Various camps // Summer Intern // Nikki Swoboda // Stages Theatre Company            
Into the Woods // ASM Internship // Kara Wolf // Yellow Tree Theatre

University of Northwestern-St. Paul, MN: B.A. Theatre, Music Minor (vocal emphasis), Literature Minor
Lundstrom Center for the Performing Arts: Broadway Arts Conservatory

Acting // Brian Grandison, Dr. Don Rainbow, Chrissy Fournier, Mike Davidavich
Improvisation // Dr. Don Rainbow 
Voice (Classical, Musical Theatre, Jazz) // David Goudzwaard, Doreen Hutchings, Catherine McCord Larsen, Susan Casserly-Kosel  
Directing // Jennifer Hunter
Ballet // Jolene Konkel, Jane Casserly-McMonagle, Katie Wodele
Jazz // Jolene Konkel, Jane Casserly-McMonagle, Colleen Ueland 
Tap // Jolene Konkel, Rick Ausland                                               
Piano // Alex Mezeritski

Excellent Spanish, skilled at dialects, improvisation, voice (soprano), piano (12 years), ukulele (1 year), writing, drawing, cross-stitch, hula hooping, own over 200 LIFE magazines from the 1930’s to the 1980’s, owl noises.

Swimming, horseback riding (Level 2 Certified Horsemanship Association), soccer, simple spear/staff fighting.

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