Dean, Gabriel Jason (USA)

Gabriel Jason Dean’s plays have been produced or developed at Theatre Row, Hangar Theatre, ASSITEJ International, The Kennedy Center, Dallas Children's Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Dad's Garage Theatre, Actor's Express, Horizon Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, FronteraFest, Source Festival and Essential Theatre. 

Gabriel received the Kennedy Center’s 2011 Ken Ludwig Prize for a body of work and was Runner-Up for the 2011 Princess Grace Award.  His script for children, The Transition of Doodle Pequeño received the 2011 New England Theatre Conference Aurand Harris Award and was selected for the 2012 Kennedy Center  Conference with People’s Light and Theatre Company.  He is the recipient of the 2010 Essential Theatre New Play Prize and won the 2010 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival.  Gabriel was voted “Best Playwright” in 2009 by Creative Loafing: Atlanta. In 2005, he won the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs Playwriting Award. Other plays have been finalists or semi-finalists for the Seven Devils Conference, The O’Neill Theatre Conference , Bay Area Playwright’s Festival, the Lark Playwright’s Week and Aurora Theatre’s Global Age Project.  His scripts are available through Playscripts and Samuel French.  Gabriel founded and facilitated the first year of the Odyssey Program, a drama/creative writing workshop for Morry's Camp, a non-profit camp for underprivileged inner city kids in New York.  A native Georgian, he currently resides in Austin, Texas.