Gabrielle Greenfield is a playwright, naturalist and movement artist creating location-based immersive theatre, awakening one’s affinity with Nature through the power of the puppet. 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.
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), and The University of Maryland (MD).
As a performer/artist, she has presented at 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.
As a naturalist, she has worked with children ages 3-15 in the realms of wildcraft, foraging, survival skills, 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) and The Terra Marin School (CA).
Gabrielle currently lives in Mill Valley, California where she hunts for oyster mushrooms after the rain, teaches Preschool/5th Grade Earth Education, 5th grade Language Arts during the work week, and makes bat puppets in between.