The Girl Who Semi - Regularly Can Be Spotted in Yellow
Tabatha Gayle© (she/they) is a **multidisciplinary performer, creator and activist raised in Connecticut. She credits her small town upbringing and the Grace of God for her patience and unconditional love of NYC. A 2018 BFA Acting Graduate of the University of Connecticut, they have since starred in the premiere of their co-written play Misogynoir at Ars Nova (ANT FEST 2018). She later was featured in her self-written satirical excerpt Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Prelude Festival 2018. Tabatha has had the pleasure of helping develop and performing work at NYMF, the Bushwick Starr, and The Tank. They have performed regionally with companies such as Virginia Stage Company (The Bluest Eye) and Connecticut Repertory Theater (Our Country’s Good and The Importance of Being Earnest). Her directorial work has been featured at Prelude Festival, The Tank, the Summer Fresh Broad Views on Broadway Festival, and at Musical Theater Factory.
Tabatha’s self - developed work focuses on intersectional oppression and misogynoir (go research this, forreal), as well as stimulating self - reflection, self- education, and re-sensitization of the general public. A semester abroad in London, spent studying performance with the British Academy of Dramatic Arts, gave her theater that re-imagined all the different ways performative media could be used to reach hearts. They are the creator and current interlocutor for “The I Don’t Know! Project”, which is a touring participatory art piece that seeks to destigmatize and celebrate adulthood learning while encouraging further active research in socio-political, racial, and gender/sex based topics. Tabatha also co-founded Sidewalk Samaritans, an outreach and public awareness group committed to assisting emotional support and interaction with the homeless/displaced of NYC while re-sensitizing the public to the humanity of these housing/supply insecure individuals.
When Tabatha is not performing or scheming up plots to somehow singlehandedly fix the world’s humanity issues, she enjoys binging youtube sermons, playing her ukulele, writing the odd satirical sketch (attn: Terrence Nance and Jordan Peele), dancing, tea with honey, and the latest story - based video game.
**multi-discliplinary performer, creator, and activist (phrase) : here meaning "actor, director, singer, writer, dancer, choreographer, and yet developing skills.