Improviser, Writer, and award-winning Writing for Film & TV graduate of the University of the Arts trying to fart joke her way to the Emmy roundtable.
After departing from the North Jersey, Italian-Catholic bubble in which she was raised, Gab endured two years of a respectable liberal arts education at The College of New Jersey before leaving it behind to study comedy and television writing — a decision that knocked precisely 7 collective years off her parents' lives. It was not in vain. Upon graduating in May 2016, she was honored with the Dr. Frederick P. Cornell Excellence in Writing Award, and became the first writer in UArts history to win the President's Award for the episodic teleplays that comprise her original scripted series, "Gab & Kev Make it Weird." She has since submitted her original work to every fellowship under the sun, earning her Finalist placement in the Sundance Institute's 2017 Episodic Story Lab, the Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab, and a semi-finalist placement in The Second City Original Sitcom Contest of 2017.
Gab got her comedy legs in Philadelphia, where she studied improv and sketch comedy at the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT), and even took workshops with people like Susan Messing (Annoyance Theater / iO, Chicago), Rich Talarico (Key and Peele), and Justin Tyler (UCB NY). For 5 years, she performed with various PHIT house teams like Fjord (Vancouver International Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon, Annoyance Theater NYC), Dutch, Page One (an improvised one-act play), Stay Dead (an improvised horror comedy), and Not Yet Rated (an improvised movie). She also hosted her own show at PHIT called "The Live Read," where she and a cast of comedians read an original teleplay or screenplay from local Philly writers in front of a live audience.
Professionally, Gab has experience in various creative realms. Currently, she’s a Social Media Coordinator and Graphic Designer for the Communications Team at the Carpenters Benefit Funds of Philadelphia. During her time at Lunchbox Communications in 2017, Gab Associate Produced and Co-Wrote a feature documentary called The Great Flip-Off, and also helped write and produce other documentary and commercial projects. Gab also worked as a Production Assistant on many projects, including the Cosby Trials and the 2018 ABC/Freeform Upfronts.
Gab and her thumb-drive full of scripts will finally hit Los Angeles January 2019, where she’ll continue to eagerly find work in the television industry as she does everything she can to fart joke her way to the Emmy roundtable.
DOPAMINE (Co-Creator/Co-Writer) — an original web pilot exploring the fun rush/dumpster fire that is millennial love. Coming November 2018.
The Great Flip-Off (Associate Producer/Associate Writer) — a Lunchbox Dox independent feature-length documentary directed by Dafna Yachin (director of the Oscar-qualified doc, Digital Dharma), premiered April 2018 at the Sarasota Film Festival.
Gab & Kev Make it Weird (Creator/Writer) — an original half-hour comedy pilot that made me a finalist of the Sundance Institute's 2017 Episodic Story Lab, the Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab, and the Semi-Finals of The Second City Original Sitcom Contest 2017.