Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres

Bio

Gabriel Torres is a multidisciplinary artist from Colombia. Drama League’s Public Works Fellow 2019 Recent Directing Credits: The Bearded Woman by Jei Osorio, The Tank, 2018, (Assistant Dir) La Pola by Oscar Cabreira, Serials, The Flea Theater, 2018, (Artistic Director Assistant) LES Festival For the Arts, Theater for The New City, 2018. Teaching Artist: Cue Drama, Hong Kong, 2018-2019, Jamaica...
Bio

Gabriel Torres is a multidisciplinary artist from Colombia. Drama League’s Public Works Fellow 2019 Recent Directing Credits: The Bearded Woman by Jei Osorio, The Tank, 2018, (Assistant Dir) La Pola by Oscar Cabreira, Serials, The Flea Theater, 2018, (Artistic Director Assistant) LES Festival For the Arts, Theater for The New City, 2018. Teaching Artist: Cue Drama, Hong Kong, 2018-2019, Jamaica Center for The Arts - 2018. . He is a candidate at the new school for a Dual Master/Bachelors Degree in Media Studies and Liberal Social Sciences, and a student at Riggio's Honors Democracy and Writing Program.
https://gabrielgtorres.com/

Plays

  • Pandora or The Reconstruction of My Eternal Soul
    This is the story of Pandora after she opened the box and liberated Hades, he abused of her until she became a puppet. The gods now trapped in a golden box, will try to find a way to liberate Pandora and return the world to balance, but to do so, Pandora must confront her trauma, understand it, physically, intellectually and spiritually, so that she may become human again.
  • Daydream or The Reconstruction of The Hopeless Souls
    Consuelo is a prostitute who's tired of life,
    Lucky is a man who's haunted by life,
    They both are about to commit suicide.
    An angel appears and they are safe.

    Simple,
    Easy.
    Nothing complicated.

    Till...

    They curse each other out, wake up at the edge of the universe where Gabrielle, the angel awaits, lose all their emotions...
    Consuelo is a prostitute who's tired of life,
    Lucky is a man who's haunted by life,
    They both are about to commit suicide.
    An angel appears and they are safe.

    Simple,
    Easy.
    Nothing complicated.

    Till...

    They curse each other out, wake up at the edge of the universe where Gabrielle, the angel awaits, lose all their emotions, become kinky, dirty, bloody and more...

    Nothing difficult.
  • Dreaming or The Consequences on Hispanics after 9/11
    What is a dream?
    What does it mean to dream?
    Or to dream what kills,
    Or to be the dream that may not be a dream.

    Manny dreams more than he should, he dreams of his bloody mother, and the day bodies fell from the sky, he also dreams there is a God, and some numbers following him around trying to save humanity.

    He also dreams
    everything he knows is a lie,
    But is it now?...
  • Dreamless or The Sergio Urrego Phenomenon
    Dreamless is two-act play, the first act is one-man show inspired by the letter Sergio
    Urrego left before he died. In a parallel world, after Sergio dies, he is forced to live the same day as an actor being watched by an eternal theater audience. In the second act, An angel decides Sergio’s torment has been enough, he shall be reborn again, yet Sergio has grown used to the theater he resides in.
    ...
    Dreamless is two-act play, the first act is one-man show inspired by the letter Sergio
    Urrego left before he died. In a parallel world, after Sergio dies, he is forced to live the same day as an actor being watched by an eternal theater audience. In the second act, An angel decides Sergio’s torment has been enough, he shall be reborn again, yet Sergio has grown used to the theater he resides in.

    It is a physical exploration of the morbidity of society and its reflection, cause, and effect on an individual’s soul.

    The piece is accompanied by a documentary film piece of similar exponent cases.
  • Disquiet: An Experiment
    Structure for Physical experimentation and investigation of abusive behavior and violence in children bodies through the lens of The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. Who are you? Who are we? The universe upholds us all at the same time, and inside of us, the universe resides.
  • Julia Pastrana: The Bearded Woman (Adaptation & Translation from Spanish) Written and Created by Jei Osorio
    Julia pastrana was an 18th century circus artist who suffer Chronicle Hypertrichosis. Throughout this one woman Operetta, we discover who she was, the love that tormented her, and how her mummification didn't allow her body to rest in peace.
  • Fifteen Years of Love
    There is a blizzard happening outside, a Colombian boy rehearses a monologue while he stares at the window... her mother arrives after a long day of work, to find out he has done something terrifying...
  • The Far Away Country
    A Boy, a Girl, must, must, must, say goodbye.
  • Let's Go To The World Cup
    Gina and her boyfriend Billy, are watching a soccer game that may qualify Colombia for the world cup. Billy, Gina's brother, arrives from a long day of work. They watch the soccer game like another casual night till... something dark is revealed.
  • Carpe Diem
    A short play designed for education purposes to ignite imagination in young performers.
  • The Knight with The Rusty Armor
    Based on Le Chevalier à l'armure rouillée" by Robert Fisher, it follows a knight who has to lose his armor to find himself
  • Still: Ritual Performance
    Still is a one man ritual performance to re incorporate piece and find inner freedom beyond identity.