Storytelling Magic

When Gabe and I met is a little unclear to us. It was most likely during a meeting with the Cochise Art Club. I was trying to dig up students to audition for Measure for Measure that I was planning on directing during the Spring semester 2018. I had seen him act in The Glass Menagerie at a local community theatre and thought he would be perfect to play Angelo the play’s villain. I was extremely happy that he decided to audition. I hope you enjoy my conversation with him as much as I did.

Gabe grew up in Honduras until he was in second grade. The family moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona where he lives still.

Because of his father’s stories, Gabe became attached to storytelling. He attended Northern Arizona University studying film. He is now a Brazilian American Actor working in productions in Tucson, Bisbee, and Sierra Vista. He was also an actor in the Tombstone, Arizona reenactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral for a time. Gabe also performs with the Whiz Bang Chick’n Plucked Skiffle Band, a local group in which he plays the tub base. When the pandemic is over, he plans to go back to acting and playing in the band.

Stories We Discussed

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Beakman’s World TV series (1992 – 1997)

The Walking Dead TV series (2010 – present) Created by Robert Kirkman

Storytelling programs you might be interested in: Maricopa Community College, East Tennessee State University, South Mountain Community College, School of Storytelling at Emerson College. These are just a few programs available.

Chris Rock – Comedian 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones Directors

Tombstone City Live reenactment of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

The Mouse Trap by Agatha Christie

The Yellow Trailer Musical, by Rachel Sky Performed April 14 2019 in Bisbee, Arizona 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

His Majesty’s Dragon, book one of The Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist


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Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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