Area of Study
Class of 2021
Lyam B. Gabel (they/them) is a trans* director, writer, and researcher who creates containers for collective remembering and radical celebration. They are a founder of trans-media oral history and performance collective LAST CALL, and a director of the NEFA NTP ‘18/ MAP ‘16 performance Alleged Lesbian Activities about the history of lesbian bars. They are a member of physical theater ensemble NEW NOISE where they directed MAP ‘17 project Jubilee, about undoing familial patterns of racism. Their current work the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table exploring queer care from the early years of the AIDS crisis through COVID-19 recieved a NPN Creation Fund commission. Other current work includes an AR journey through trans* euphoria and queer ecology and a short film about lip-sync as time travel. They regularly collaborate on and midwife work by playwrights and solo performers and have developed work at Judson Church, Pipeline, Ashland New Plays Festival, The Theater Offensive, and The New Orleans CAC among others. Drama League Fellow 2017, Distillery Artist New Orleans CAC 2016.