Model Citizens - Musical Theater Factory's 4x15 Festival

Tabatha is chomping at the bit to jump back into the director's seat for Model Citizen's second staging at MTF's 4x15 Festival on Friday, September 13th! For more information and tickets, click below!

Meat Suits

Tabatha rounds out August playing Estrella in Lillian Bornstein's new play Meat Suits, directed by Kari Barclay! Meat Suits follows Alex and Estrella as they both battle their personified issues and try to understand what it means to have a body.

Model Citizens - Broad Views on Broadway's Summer Fresh Festival

Tabatha is excited to direct Robert Lee Poole III and Haley Poole's new musical Model Citizens for Broad Views on Broadway's Summer Fresh Festival! This show follows polished Alyssa, and her radical sister Haley, as they challenge each other and the status quo over the course of their prep school Model United Nations Conference. Chaos ensues as assassinations, kidnapping, warfare, and political espionage jeopardize the hierarchy ruled by the delegate to the United States and his "allied power bro squad," forcing the sisters and the student body to reconsider what it means to be a Model Citizen.

The Great Novel - New Light Theater Project/The Flea

Tabatha is super stoked to star in the world premiere of Amina Henry's The Great Novel, in collaboration with New Light Theater Project and The Flea! The Great Novel follows Bertha, a Jamaican housemaid, as she juggles the influences of the affluent upper class family she works for and the history of her family's roots to find the inspiration to write the next great American Novel. The show runs through June! For more info, visit https://www.newlighttheaterproject.com/the-great-novel

The Cherry Orchard - The Resident Acting Company

Tabatha gets to collaborate once more on with The Resident Acting Company in early May as Anya in Anton Chekov's classic The Cherry Orchard! For more info, visit http://www.racnyc.org/ !

Colorism and Prejudice Panel - The Wells Theater

In March, Tabatha has the honor of joining a panel of three fellow black women for a discussion on Colorism and Prejudice. The panel includes Khadijah O. Miller, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Chair of the HINTS Department, Neisha Heimes, founder of the G.R.O.W. Foundation, and Saige Hill, a former student representative on the Obama Administration’s Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and Public Delegate for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The panel will be moderated by Barbara Hamm Lee, the Executive Producer and Host of Another View, a weekly call - in talk show that "discusses today's issues from an African American perspective”.

The Bluest Eye - Virginia Stage Company

Tabatha is off to Virginia to hop into her dream role, Pecola, in Virginia Stage Company's production of The Bluest Eye adapted by Lydia R. Diamond. Based off of the novel by Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye follows the tragic life of an eleven-year-old black girl named Pecola Breedlove in 1940s Ohio. The show runs March 6th through March 24th!

Art Meets Space (&After Party) - Rockwood Music Hall

Art Meets Space, curated by Tabatha Gayle, is a night at Rockwood Music Hall for artists to finally get the space and audience to perform old pieces that they love or new that they're working on! Music, theater, comedy, the unconventional...almost anything goes. Featuring artists such as Highline Vocal Jazz, Gavin McNicholl, Scott Redmond, Tabatha Gayle, and more! All donations (including any books brought to donate!) will go towards Sidewalk Samaritans, a new outreach group for the homeless/displaced of NYC. One Night Only - February 9th at 9pm!

A Dying Breed - The Tank

Tabatha is ecstatic to direct A Dying Breed by Ianne Fields Stewart at The Tank for The Black Box Project's second cycle, titled "Femme". A Dying Breed is an afrofuturistic dystopian play that follows a group of survivors living underground after an authoritarian collective assumes complete power. The show runs February 4th and 5th!

The Warriors - Honey Dipped Productions

Tabatha hops into the role of Camille in Honey Dipped Productions's reading of The Warriors. Written by Evan Linder and conceived by school shooting survivor Mary Hollis Imboden, the play follows five adults in their 20s attempting to reconcile the memory of the shooting at their middle school in Jonesboro, Arkansas. All proceeds from the reading go towards March For Our Lives.

Love of My Life - The Bushwick Starr

Tabatha can't wait to jump into the role of Maya in The Bushwick Starr's reading of Love of My Life, written and directed by Seonjae Kim as a part of the Starr Reading Series. Love of My Life, written in both Korean and English and set in a New England boarding school, follows the the intense twinship of two girls from Korea.

A Civil War Christmas - Connecticut Repertory Theater

Tabatha is excited to be heading back to Connecticut Repertory Theater to play Rose in A Civil War Christmas, opposite Tony Award Nominee Forrest McClendon. Just in time for the holiday season! A Civil War Christmas, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Elizabeth VanDyke, is a musical experience that follows 1860s historical figures on both sides of the political/racial divide during the Civil War, as they all struggle towards hope and towards Christmas. Show runs Thursday, November 29th through Sunday December 9th!

Misogynoir - Prelude 2018

Tabatha is happy to be performing a self-written excerpt from her collaborative play Misogynoir in October for Prelude 2018, a festival also featuring the works of artists such as Modesto Flako Jimenez and Pig Iron Theater Company. Previous pieces featured at Prelude have included works by Young Jean Lee, Charles Mee, and Cynthia Hopkins.

Can I Hold You?

Tabatha is honored to be joining the workshop of the new play Can I Hold You?, written by Kari Barclay and directed by Jacob Sexton.

If Sand Were Stone - New York Music Festival

Tabatha will be performing at the New York Music Festival July 18th - 22nd in If Sand Were Stone, a new musical written by Carly Brooke Feinman and Cassie Wilson and directed by Tyler Thomas.

Big Night - The Resident Acting Company

Tabatha will be rejoining The Resident Acting Company as Vera Murphy for their performance of Big Night at the Players Club!

Misogynoir - Ars Nova

Tabatha is proud to perform at Ars Nova in the Off-Broadway premiere of Misogynoir on June 22nd! A play co-devised with Sam Kebede, Misogynoir explores the particular oppression black women face through the lens of media. 

Electra - The Resident Acting Company

Tabatha will be joining the Resident Acting Company on May 30th as a guest artist for their performance of Electra at The Players Club!

Beamer

Tabatha is Johari in the Motion-Capture video game "Beamer". A crew of Space Cadets travel through the universe and time to explore particles called Stardust which make up all things. Coming soon!

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