Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a multidisciplinary artist from Colombia and New York. Current Project: iamdust.club - Losaida INC. Recent Projects: “Distant Bodies” - 2020 - The LGBT Center & Cyber Tank - NYC . “Still - Performance for Inner Peace” 2019 - Chashama - NYC Recent Theater Directing Credits: The Bearded Woman by Jei Osorio, The Tank, 2018, La Pola by Oscar Cabreira, Serials, The Flea Theater, 2018, (...
Gabriel Torres is a multidisciplinary artist from Colombia and New York. Current Project: iamdust.club - Losaida INC. Recent Projects: “Distant Bodies” - 2020 - The LGBT Center & Cyber Tank - NYC . “Still - Performance for Inner Peace” 2019 - Chashama - NYC Recent Theater Directing Credits: The Bearded Woman by Jei Osorio, The Tank, 2018, La Pola by Oscar Cabreira, Serials, The Flea Theater, 2018, (Assistant Dir) LES Festival For the Arts, Theater for The New City, 2018. (Artistic Director Assistant) Teaching Artist: Cue Drama, Hong Kong, 2018 Jamaica Center for The Arts - 2018.

He has been published by BLANK Magazine, Mr Ma’Am Literary Magazine, Eleven and a Half and the Operating Room. Gabriel has a Meisner one Year Certification from The Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre. He also holds a BA in Liberal Sciences, and he is a candidate for a Media Studies MA at The New School, Gabriel was also part of the Riggio's Honors Democracy and Writing Program, Creative Capital Professional Workshop for Artists 2019. and part of the EMERGENYC Hemisphere Institute Program 2020. https://gabrielgtorres.com/

Plays

  • Dreamless or The Sergio Urrego Phenomenon
    Dreamless is a 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 a 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.
  • Daydream or The Reconstruction of The Hopeless Souls
    Daydream is a non-conventional epic journey about how the angel Gabrielle from the christian myth came to be. In this world, Gabrielle was a woman who was physically and sexually abused, when she was incorporated by the universe, she became the messenger of the damned, bringing new humans to the angelic system. Parallel to that story, we follow the story of Consuelo, a sex worker who gets selected by Gabrielle...
    Daydream is a non-conventional epic journey about how the angel Gabrielle from the christian myth came to be. In this world, Gabrielle was a woman who was physically and sexually abused, when she was incorporated by the universe, she became the messenger of the damned, bringing new humans to the angelic system. Parallel to that story, we follow the story of Consuelo, a sex worker who gets selected by Gabrielle. The play explores the problems of systems and power dynamics oppressing underserved individuals, and how they are incorporated for the systems benefit rather than the individuals needs.
  • 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?...
  • Pandora or The Reconstruction of My Eternal Soul (Work in Progress)
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 peace and find inner freedom beyond identity.