Staff Profile: Gabriel Gawin, MA Programme Director

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  • Gabriel Gawin, MA Programme Director

  • Teaching Area:

    Development of MA courses. Teaching across Masters programmes.

  • Qualifications:

    BA Acting- Manchester Met 
    MA Theatre Practice- Exeter University.

  • Professional Practice:

    Principal Performer Teatr Piesn Kozla.


A founding member of Teatr Pieśn Kozła​ ( Song of the Goat) in Poland. Gabriel has extensive international experience as a performer, teacher and actor trainer, working with professional and community based performers. He has maintained a theatre practice in the UK and throughout Europe for the last 25 years and continues to work internationally as both performer and Theatre Maker.

His research into inter- cultural and multi - disciplinary theatre practice has taken him from Siberia to Addis Ababa working within traditional performance cultures and landscapes.

His work as a Theatre Practitioner includes collaborations with Peter Brook and the Centre International de Création Théâtrale; Macbeth for the City Theatre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 15 years as Principal Performer and work leader with Teatr Pieśn Kozła in Wrocław; La Tempestad for Zecora Ura in UK, Spain and Brazil; 12fth Night for OffdeBic in Sopot; 5 years as Artistic Director of New Breed Theatre the ground breaking disabled Peoples Theatre in Manchester. He has won numerous awards for his work within the Ensemble that is

Pieśn Kozła,  in addition to his personal theatre work including The Collected Works of Billy the Kid for Olibec productions at the Edinburgh Festival; and awards from the Manchester Evening News and Barclays New Stages for Go West with Talking Pictures Theatre Co, and The Man Who Loved Islands and Grimm for New Breed. He has directed and created work with many UK Theatre companies including: Communicado in Edinburgh; The Dukes Playhouse in Lancaster; York Theatre Royal; Contact Theatre Co in Manchester; Northumberland Theatre Co. As an actor he has also toured throughout the UK and Europe, and recorded award-winning work for the BBC Radio Drama Dept.