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Aaron Gabriel

Aaron Gabriel is a Minneapolis-based composer and generative theater artist who has written music and lyrics for more than 30 original productions over the past twenty years - primarily combining performers with and without disabilities. He regularly collaborates with artists in New York, New Orleans, Algeria, Congo, India, Thailand, England and France and has been awarded grants from the Jerome Foundation, Theater Communications Group, Minnesota State Arts Board and McKnight Foundation. Aaron specializes in generating work with artists with disabilities and in 2010 received an Ivey Award for Original Score for Interact Theater’s radically-inclusive production Madame Majesta’s Medicine Show. Recent collaborations include, Hot Funky Butt Jazz with Interact Theater at the Guthrie Theater, Owl Moon at Stages Theater, Sunrise at Midnight with the Globetrotting Peacock (Taous Khazem), In My Heart: The Adoption Play Project with Wanderlust Productions. Aaron has worked at theaters throughout the Twin Cities including Theater Latte Da, Guthrie Theater, Ordway Center for Performing Arts, Illusion Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Minnesota Opera, Nautilus Music Theater and Chicago Avenue Project. They hold degrees from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and Kings College in London.