12x12: Gabriela Sanchez
Wednesday, June 13 at 7 pm
West Kensington Ministry
2140 N Hancock St
What is an invisible disAbility? Do you have one, or the person sitting next to you? The Hidden disAbilities Project will be Power Street Theatre Company’s next foray into experimental theatre making. With this new and exciting piece created by a Womyn of Color-led, multicultural theatre company in Philadelphia, take an immersive journey exploring the gray areas of having an invisible disAbility in a black and white world.
About Gabriela Sanchez
Gabriela Sanchez, Founder and Managing Director of Power Street Theatre Company, has created a Womyn of Color-led multicultural theatre company with fellow artists, producing and starring in seven powerful new plays, script readings, open-mic events, and art for social change forums. Power Street Theatre Company is home to a collective of fierce, multicultural and multidisciplinary artists dedicated to the mission of empowering marginalized artists and communities of color throughout Philadelphia and beyond.
A Philadelphia native, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Temple University. Gabriela was formerly the Director of Education at Norris Square Neighborhood Project and the former Cultural Enrichment and Facility Manager at Taller Puertorriqueño. For six years she worked for the Department of Recreation with Conflict Resolution Theater as an actress, teaching artist, and manager. Gabriela is a recipient of the Leeway Art and Change Grant (2016), GALAEI David Acosta Revolutionary Award (2017) and the Knight Foundation Emerging City Champions Fellowship (2018).
Gabriela is extremely passionate about pursuing her career in theatre for social justice, a path to which she feels magnetically drawn. Gabriela believes theatre has the ability to transform lives and environments through redefining spaces, preserving diverse stories and mobilizing people to gather from all walks of life to enjoy arts and cultures.