Gaby Labotka

Advanced Actor Combatant

Gaby Labotka is an actor, director, storyteller, and choreographer living and working in the city of Chicago. She has performed, played, and worked with some great Chicago storefront theatre companies including The House Theatre of Chicago, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company, Redmoon, Collaboraction, The Living Canvas (Company Member), Wayward Productions, The Right Brain Project, Nothing Special Productions, Nothing Without a Company (Company Member), Imaginez, Pride Films & Plays, and The Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company. Gaby graduated from Illinois State University with degrees in Acting and Directing with the honor of Exceptional Merit in the Arts. She recently attended RADA to study Shakespeare and classical performance, and in 2014 she studied at the Pig Iron Advanced Performer Training Summer Program in Philadelphia to study mask and clown. She is an Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. In her free time, Gaby likes to draw, read, craft, dance, clown-around, nerd-out, and learn new movement and stage combat styles. Keep Smiling!

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

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

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


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