Gabriel M. Peña

Expertise

Acting

Gabriel Peña is Assistant Professor of Theater with a specialty in teaching performance/acting. He received a B.A. in Theatre from Pomona College and his M.F.A. in Acting from Pennsylvania State University. 

His performance work has ranged from contemporary plays to Shakespeare, musicals to devised works, short films to commercials, and voice-over. His performance work and research has taken him many places including ACT in San Francisco, the Gaiety Theatre in Ireland, and the National Arts Festival in South Africa. 

Current areas of interest include the intersection of the somatic practice of Moshe Feldenkrais’ Awareness Through Movement with actor training, and exploring what new interdisciplinary possibilities might exist for the 21st century actor - perhaps… Scene Analysis & Philosophy or Border Studies & Character Development!

  • Gabriel Peña is Assistant Professor of Theater with a specialty in teaching performance/acting. He received a B.A. in Theatre from Pomona College and his M.F.A. in Acting from Pennsylvania State University. 

    His performance work has ranged from contemporary plays to Shakespeare, musicals to devised works, short films to commercials, and voice-over. His performance work and research has taken him many places including ACT in San Francisco, the Gaiety Theatre in Ireland, and the National Arts Festival in South Africa. 

    Current areas of interest include the intersection of the somatic practice of Moshe Feldenkrais’ Awareness Through Movement with actor training, and exploring what new interdisciplinary possibilities might exist for the 21st century actor - perhaps… Scene Analysis & Philosophy or Border Studies & Character Development!