“Imagination, working at full strength, can shake us out of our fatal, adoring self-absorption, and make us look up and see—with terror or with relief—that the world does not in fact belong to us at all.”
— Ursula K Le Guin
Here are some nice things people have said about Gabriel’s teaching:
“Gabriel Rodriguez is a unique theatre artist. Their profound grasp and understanding of the pure essence of theatre, and of story, is rare in one so young. There abides in Gabriel, I believe, a great need and desire to find and bring forward — in their own innovative way — the key to the truth and vitality of their and our own story and good journey. I can think of no greater pleasure and privilege than to travel with them on this road."
— Ted Pugh, actor, world-renowned acting teacher, co-founder of The Michael Chekhov School
“In case you are attracted by the world of the imagination, and you seek to enliven it, allowing it to be available to you for artistic purposes, enabling you to broaden your perspective of what is possible, seek out Gabriel Rodriguez as your mentor. Being a young person living in the age of the screen, which can supply all of your images for you, Gabriel is unique in their capacity to think, live, and image creatively, beyond the ordinary and conventional, not bound by outside stimulations. This is a rare gift, one to be nourished and cherished, one desperately needed in our time.”
— Fern Sloan, actor, world-renowned acting teacher, co-founder of The Michael Chekhov School
“Gabriel Rodriguez shows the qualities of a consummate and gifted artist. They live in conversation with eternal being, the numinous, with those creative forces that unfold and evolve the world. An excellent collaborator, and communally inspired, Gabriel tirelessly hazards the unknown in a relentless, extraordinarily compassionate, pursuit of transformation, not just for themselves but for the world. It is an inspiration and a creative joy to work with the presence they bring to any process.”
— David Anderson, actor, teacher, Founding Artistic Director of Walking the dog Theater
“Gabriel is perfectly situated to offer guidance in service of artists more fully exploring and locating their deeper creativities. Not only is Gabriel versed in performance technique(s) but they also have the artist's sensitivity, which is something that cannot be taught. There is a generous and spacious impulse running through their work, one which allows the performer to disentangle from habits and stoppages which may keep them from their truest work. Gabriel is a true servant to the performer and the performance."
— Craig Mathers, actor, acting teacher at Emerson College and The Michael Chekhov Association