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Kindergarten dress up party, Havana, Cuba - 1990's

Gabriela Castillo (a.k.a. Gabi C) is a Cuban-born American actor and comedian. She is best known for her supporting roles in the romantic comedy, She's With Me, and the children's movie, Dude, Where's My Dog?! Her stage credits include performances with Urban Theater Company (Chicago, IL), Femslash Festival (Chicago, IL), 24 Hour Play Festival (Chicago, IL), Theatre[502], (Louisville, KY), Teatro Fragmentario (Barcelona, Spain), The Warehouse Theatre (Greenville, SC), Theater South Carolina (Columbia, SC) and Center for Performance Experiment (Columbia, SC).

Gabriela holds an MFA in Acting from the Professional Actors Training Program at the University of South Carolina, and a BA in Music and French minor from Northern Kentucky University. In 2021, she was named one of four SNL Scholarship Recipients to attend the Second City Training Center Conservatory Program, with the opportunity to audition for Saturday Night Live.

Gabi was born in Havana, Cuba, and is of African, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese descent. While living in Havana, she studied music at the prestigious conservatory of music, Alejandro García Caturla. In 1998, when Gabi was 11 years old, she and her parents immigrated to the United States. They resettled in Louisville, KY with the assistance of Louisville Refugee Ministries. Her little brother was later born in Kentucky.

(Source: imdb.me/gabicastillo)

Stage Monologues

Movement & ensemble

song & dance

comedic role bonita

comedic role MS MENDEZ

solo short

GABRIELA CASTILLO

Height:5’8” Build:Athletic Eyes/Hair:Dark brown/Dark brown Ethnicity:Multiracial, Latina Bilingual:English, Spanish Vocal Range:Contra Alto Instrument:Piano

*Current American Passport


Film

Year Role Production Company Director

2019 Cass Woman in the Wall (short) Columbia College Chicago Geneva Sheaffer

2014 Miss Mendez Dude, Where’s my Dog?! Dream Factory Productions Stephen Langford

2013 Bonita She’s with Me Dream Factory Productions Stephen Langford


TV

Year Role Production Company Director

2020 Latinx female Chicago PD S8.E801 NBC Universal Television Eriq La Salle


Theatre

Year Role Production Company Director

2021 Adalina ¿Y tu abuela, Where is she? Visión Latino Xavier Custodio

2021 Susi Beheading Columbus ArtistRep Theatre Diana Burbano

2019 Chalie Back In The Day Urban Theater Co. Raquel Torre

2019 Jen Checkerboard Chicks Otherworld Theatre Natividad Uehara

2019 Willow The Continuing Adventures... Eclectic Theatre Co. Frank Gasparro

2019 Carmen/Collector Sergio’s Museum Theatre[502] Diana Grisanti

2018 Ariel The Tempest The Warehouse Theatre Mallory Pellegrino

2018 Mercy Lewis The Crucible Theater South Carolina Robert Richmond

2018 Madelaine Flight *CPE Repertory Co. Steve Pearson

2018 Williamina F. Silent Sky *CPE Repertory Co. Steve Pearson

2017 Yordanka Erógenas: sexo, amor y fuga Teatro Fragmentario Selene Perdomo

2017 Olivia Twelfth Night, or What You Will Theater South Carolina Louis Butelli

2017 Jenny Mr. Burns, a post-electric play Theater South Carolina Jeremy Skidmore

2017 girl The Water Station *CPE Repertory Co. Robyn Hunt

2017 Mollie Animal Farm the Musical Theater South Carolina Stan Brown

2017 migrant Clearing *CPE Repertory Co. Robyn Hunt

2016 Julie Così Theater South Carolina Steve Pearson

*CPE=Center for Performance Experiment

Workshops

2021 Adalina ¿Y tu abuela, Where is she? Visión Latino Playwright: Nelson Diaz-Marcano

2021 Susi Beheading Columbus ArtistsRep Theatre Playwright: Diana Burbano

2019 Chalie Back in the Day Urban Theater Co. Playwright: Miranda Gonzalez

2019 Carmen/Collector Sergio’s Museum Theatre[502] Playwright: Steve Moulds | Dir:Diana Grisanti

2017 Mult. Characters The Underground Longstreet Theatre Playwright: Matthew Dean Marsh


Education

Second City Training Center (Chicago) Conservatory Program, 2021- ongoing; Writing Program, 2021- ongoing

University of South Carolina (Columbia) Master of Fine Arts, Theatre, Professional Actor Training Program, 2019

Northern Kentucky University Bachelors of Arts, Music, French Minor 2014


Training

Second City Training Center, Chicago

Conservatory Program (ongoing 2021)

Writing Program (ongoing 2021)

Auditioning for Film & TV (2021)

Advanced Improv Level 1& 2 (2019)

Coached Improv Ensembles with John Hildreth (2019)

Acting Coach James Tompkins (ongoing)

Acting, mask, character

Green Line Performing Arts Center, Chicago (2020)

Writing for Genre Theater by Derek McPhatter

Professional Actor Training Program, University of South Carolina (2016-2018)

Tadashi Suzuki Movement and Shogo Ohta's slow tempo with Robyn Hunt

Ki study with Steve Pearson

Voice and Singing with Stan Brown

Shakespeare text with Steve Pearson

Acting

Bollywood Dance Louisville (2015, 2016)

Classical Indian and Bollywood Dance by Mehru Hassan

Jasla

India Day Festival

World Fest at the Belvedere

Northern Kentucky University (2005 - 2009)

Ballet with Thomas Bell

Lester Horton Technique and Modern Dance

Piano Performance with Sergei Polusmiak


Commercials

Primary Hero One (Back Up) for Anhueser Busch Let's Grab a Beer 2.0 (2021)

Principal for Optimum Cable, (2015)

Supporting for 2014 Superbowl Dorito's Commercial Competition, Pharaoh's Secret (2013)

Principal for Speedway Superamerica, Fountain Palooza (2011)

Principal for DJ Byrider, Corazoncito Valentines (2011)


Director

"Lady Alhambra" an original solo show by Gabriela Castillo (Sp 2018)

“The Pavilion” by Craig Wright University of South Carolina (Fl 2017, Sp 2018)

“All My Sons” by Arthur Miller University of South Carolina (Sp 2017)


Production Assistant

Musical Documentary Un Sueño Cubano produced by Papito Project, Barcelona, Spain (Su 2017)

"Erógenas: Sexo, Amor, y Fuga" by Teatro Fracmentario, Barcelona, Spain (Sum 2017)


Pianist | Accompanist

Three Pianos One Accordion Concert, Pianist Muhamed Braco Skopljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Su 2016)

World Fest at the Belvedere (2016)


Dialect Coach

“Bloodline Rumba” by John Chenault, Graduate Theatre Program, University of Louisville (2015)


Special Skills

Piano, Singing (contra-alto); Flute; Tropical Dance; Modern Dance; Yoga; Afro-Cuban Dance; Mask; Spanish; French; Bicycle; Rollerblade; Cook;

Certified Medical Interpreter; Runway; Pageant Title Holder; Swimsuit Model; Power tools; Wiggle eyebrows


Teaching

2018 Teaching Artist Accessible Shakespeare The Warehouse Theatre

2016 - 2018 Graduate Instructor of Record Fundamentals of Acting University of South Carolina

2015 - 2016 Piano Instructor Piano and Composition Private

2013 - 2016 Teacher, Instructor Spanish; Arts and Humanities Jefferson County Public Schools

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