Gaby Labotka

Advanced Actor Combatant

Gaby Labotka is an actor, director, choreographer, and more living and working in the city of Chicago.

Recent performance credits include: Neverland (Prop Thtr); A Story Told in Seven Fights (Neo-Futurists); We're Gonna Be Okay (ATC); Peter and the Starcatcher (Metropolis Theatre Company); Henry V (Babes with Blades); Romeo and Juliet (Teatro Vista); and The Hammer Trinity (The House Theatre of Chicago).

Recent choreography credits include: Zurich (Steep Theatre); Borealis (The House Theatre); Hamlet (The Gift Theatre); Through the Elevated Line (Silk Road Rising); A Story Told in Seven Fights (Neo-Futurists); Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea (First Floor Theater); The Good Fight (Babes with Blades); A Swell in the Ground (The Gift); Night in Alachua County (WildClaw Theatre);and Romeo and Juliet (Teatro Vista, 2017).

Recent directing credits include: Wasteland Hero (Reutan Collective) [Trans]formation (The Living Canvas); and The Dictionary Project.

Gaby is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, has received training from Intimacy Directors International, and is often a Teaching Assistant for stage combat classes at MACE, Roosevelt University, and The Actors' Gymnasium. Gaby is the Associate Artistic Director of the Chicago Theatre Marathon, a proud member of ALTA, and she is a fierce advocate for respect, empathy, representation, inclusion, and safety in the theatre. 


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Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Fall 2017 SPR Workshop

Sep 24, 2017 Unarmed Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Sep 24, 2017 Small Sword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

Actor's Gym Spring of 2017 Knife

Jun 4, 2017 Rapier and Dagger Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 4, 2017 Knife Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Pre- Brawl of America 2017

May 26, 2017 Broadsword and Shield MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota Recommended Pass

Broadsword Spring of 2017

Mar 19, 2017 Broadsword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

2016 NSCW - AACW & Interns

Jul 8, 2016 Quarterstaff Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

Private SPT

Jan 10, 2016 Knife Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass

Fall 2015 SPR Workshop

Sep 27, 2015 Single Sword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

MACE

Dec 14, 2014 Small Sword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

MACE - Movement and Combat Education

Mar 30, 2014 Unarmed Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 29, 2014 Broadsword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 29, 2014 Rapier and Dagger Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 8, 2014 Broadsword and Shield Saint Charles, Illinois Recommended Pass

The Actor's Gym

Jun 16, 2013 Quarterstaff Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Actor's Gym

Mar 10, 2013 Broadsword Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 10, 2013 Single Sword Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 10, 2013 Unarmed Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass

Illinois State University Skill Proficiency Test/Skills Renewal Test

Dec 16, 2011 Rapier and Dagger Normal, Illinois Recommended Pass