Gabriel G Torres

COMMUNITY ARTIST +
INTERDISCIPLINARY DIRECTOR  + WRITER

I am part of an ancestry of farmers, workers, believers and walkers; the journey which brings me, makes me faithful in the possibilities of  a future, for myself and my people. 

I am an artist who through poetry, theater, music, dance, performance, and technology, inquires on subjects and topis that have affected me, molded me, taught me. Many times, I do so for the following reasons:

Because there is something within me, I can not heal or digest on my own. Or because I know, humans around me, part of my community, are also in need of healing or digestion. 

How myself as an immigrant, a queer person, an addict in recovery, can unpack the constraints of my own labels, then, offer insights into what make us all, a human community: love, faith, pain, journey.

I personally believe  storytelling can't change the world, nonetheless, storytelling can activate world's change. 

I am interested in activating storytelling projects that  also think, about how to provide economic acceleration to underserved communities.

Imagine a compelling story serving as a catalyst to  activate economic, physical, emotional, spiritual and/or intellectual growth to a community, through, a garden? a store?  a community center? a workforce development program? a technology?
 

RESUME

 RESIDENCIES | COMMUNITY PROJECTS | COMMISSIONS 

NYC | Artist in Residence | LMCC Governors Island
NYC | Haus of Dust    | The Laundromat Project | Loisaida Arts Center | Unity Technologies

NYC | Distant Bodies | The LGBT Center/Tank

NYC | Still: Performance for Inner Peace | Chashama

 FELLOWSHIPS 

NYC | Performance Fellow | Performance Project x University Settlement 
NYC | MDOCS 2021 | Skidmore College 
NYC | EMERGENYC | Hemisphere Institute

NYC | Workshop for Professional Artists | Creative Capital

 THEATRE | PERFORMANCE 

NYC | VR: Work In Progress | Co/Created wit Adriana Gaviria / SolFest x The Sol Project
NYC | This Soil These Seeds | Bonita Jackson | Super Secret Arts 
NYC | Scribbled Lines | by Vanessa Rappa | Poetic Theater Productions 
NYC | Haus of Dust  | Teatro Circulo &  The Tank  | NYC

NYC | Caught in the Act | by Anna Parisi | The Immigrant Artist Biennial 

NYC | The Bearded Woman | The Tank
NYC | Mañanaland | Assoc. Dir. | Meghan Finn, Dir. | The Tank

Virtual: 

Lover Spy  | PEA Fest 
Propaganda | By DETEXT | The Tank NYC
Leo and His Friends | by Amalia Oliva Rojas | Theater Accident 


Readings:

NYC | Real | By Rodrigo Nogueira | The Tank NYC
NYC | Dreamless | by Gabriel G Torres | The Tank NYC
Bogota | Nos Vamos Pa'l Mundial | Casa E
 

 FILM 

NYC | Haus of Dust | Experimental Immersive | Produced by Gabriel 
NYC | Distant  Bodies |  Experimental | Virtual | Produced by Gabriel 

Bogota NYC | It's a Match | Feature Film | Assistant Director | Dir. Rene Castellanos & Lia Nessim

NYC | Uncommon Voices : Wartime Canteen | Short Documentary | En Garde Arts
NYC | DK: Gardeneres Documentation  | Short documentary | OSS Project
NYC | All Girs Got A Dream |  Documentary | La Lucha Arts 

NYC | Caught In The Act by Anna Parisi | Performance Video Art | Immigrant Artist Biennale
NYC | Copy of My Violent Colombian Mind | Performance Video Art | The House Art Show
NYC | Ode To The Stars | Video Art | Emerge NYC 2020
NYC | HOD Meditation | Video Art | (Open Studio ) The Laundromat Project
NYC | Still: Performance for Inner Peace | Video Art | Chashama

 COMMUNITY PRACTICE  | ADMIN
 

NYC | Community Engagement and Marketing Manager | The Tank NYC  
NYC | FANDANGO FOR BUTTERFLIES (And Coyotes) | Community Consultant | En Garde Arts
NYC | Community Consultant | Oss Project 

 

 TEACHING ARTIST RESIDENCIES
 

NYC | Theater | Jamaican Center for The Arts 
NYC | Theater & Film | Arts Connection
HK |  Theater | Cue Drama
Colombia | Theater | Paz Caribe

 EDUCATION


NYC | Master of Arts | Media Studies | The New School
NYC | Bachelor of Science | Media Studies & Writing | The New School

NYC | Taller Para Artistas | Creative Capital 
NYC | Certificate | The Neighborhood Playhouse 
Bogota | Certificate | Clown Technique | Iberoamerican Theater Festival