Founding & Artistic Director
A Passionate Relationship with the Theatre
Gabrielle came to Montreal from her native England in 1970. A graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre school. Trent Park college and Concordia University, Gabrielle started her theatrical journey as an actor before becoming a teacher and a director. She has had a challenging and fascinating career working over the years participating in the training of many vital young artists in the community and directing every genre imaginable.
In 2000 she created Persephone Productions, a not for profit theatre company, mandated to give emerging Theatre artists work opportunities. The Company has won several awards over the years. In December 2007, Gabrielle was a recipient of the Myron Galloway award for distinction given by Montreal English Critics Circle association for her special contribution to Montreal English Theatre. After 14 years at the helm Gabrielle stepped down as Artistic Director to make way for Christopher Moore who became Artistic Director in July 2013. Gabrielle remained on the board as Founding Director. In February of 2013, Gabrielle performed for Persephone in the Walnut Tree by Martha Blum and adapted for the stage by Geoffrey Ursell. In 2018 Gabrielle performed her own play Counting Aloud and in 2019 resumed her position as Artistic Director.
Current Board of Directors
Gabrielle Soskin (Artistic Director / President)