Gabrielle Greenfield is a playwright, wilderness educator, nature-based elementary art teacher, and clown. She creates location-based immersive theatre, homesteading and wildneress courses for children, and awakens one’s affinity with Nature through puppets, prose, movement, and eco-centric performing arts. Gabrielle grew up in Dallas, Texas and graduated from Booker T. Washington HSPVA in the Theatre cluster, specializing in playwriting and mime. She earned her Bachelor’s from the University of Maryland College Park with a degree in English Language and Literature and Plant Science. It was there that she began tying her curiosity to the natural world and the expression of prose on stage-together in immersive experiences with homage to the Natural World.
As a playwright, her plays have been produced at The Kitchen Dog Theatre (TX), The University of Houston (TX), The Paul Baker New Plays Festival (TX), The Blank Theatre (LA,CA), The University of Maryland (MD) and the Center SF (SF,CA)
As a performer/artist, she has presented at birthday parties, The Caulbridge School (CA), Children's Fairyland (CA), The Terra Marin School (CA), The Marin Mycological Society (CA), Isabella Freedman Retreat Center (CT), Radio Disney (TX), Sirius XM (DC), and Friends Community School (MD). She authored a children’s book about symbiotic mycorrhizal associations with Dr. Priscilla Chaverri at the University of Maryland. She is currently working on developing her children's book into a Fiber Arts Puppet play.
As a naturalist and wilderness educator, she has worked with children ages 3-15 in the realms of wildcraft, foraging, survival skills, leadership, dream interpretation, farming and nature-based play at Eden Village Camp (NY), The Ladybird Johnson Center at the University of Texas (TX), TerpFarm (MD), Isabella Freedman Retreat Center (CT), Moloa’a Organica’a Farm (HI), Forested Permaculture Farm (MD), Bee Awesome Hivery (OH), Point Bonita YMCA (CA), The Terra Marin School (CA), and The Caulbridge School(CA).
Gabrielle currently lives in Mill Valley, California where she hunts for oyster mushrooms after the rain, and is the resident Fine Arts Grades Teacher and Wilderness Educator at the Caulbridge School in San Rafael, Califronia.