Gabriel Levey is an actor, teacher and theatre maker based in Brooklyn NYC. After receiving an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama, Gabriel continued to work with his mentor Christopher Bayes as a teacher trainee in Clown and Commedia. Over the past 9 years Gabe has collaborated with Chris in a number of capacities: student; teacher trainee; Understudy - A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Yale Repertory Theatre); Devisor/Performer This F*cking Commedia Project (Yale School of Drama); Assistant Director - The Servant of Two Masters (Theatre for a New Audience); and as a performer in ongoing workshops of Ruzante (Theatre for a New Audience). As a theatre maker original work includes the clown duet Dwellicle 109 (IRT); the solo show Brainsongs, or the play about the dinosaur farm (Yale Cabaret); an ensemble piece And now we do LINDBERGH’S FLIGHT by Bertolt Brecht (Yale Cabaret); The Most Beautiful Thing in the World (Yale Cabaret/Boston University/Cloudcity); and How to Help the Self Needs Help, with Carol A. Jantsen (The Peoples Improv Theater). Other recent acting credits include Br’er Rabbit/Capt. Ratts in An Octoroon (Theatre for a New Audience). As a faculty member of The Funny School of Good Acting, Gabe teaches Acting as Play – a hybrid Clown and scene study class - every Sunday night, and Shakespeare Clown at NYU Tisch. Additional teaching experience includes multiple Clown workshops with company members from Gallim Dance, a semester of Commedia and a semester of Chekhov at PPAS (The Professional Performing Arts High School), Scene Study and Games at the Yale Summer Acting Conservatory, and Games and Improv at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA. www.gabriellevey.com.