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I went to Northwestern for undergrad and to the Shakespeare Theater's Academy for Classical Acting for grad school.

I excel as queens and clowns.

Mrs. Drake

Directed by Caitlin FitzGerald for Noggin Sauce




"My favorite among a great group of Colorado shorts is a very compelling Mrs. Drake, a psychological thriller that grabs you from the first frame. Gabra Zackman brings a stillness to her portrayal of the trusted teacher who should not be trusted that will send shivers down every parent’s spine." - Huffington Post for Mrs. Drake

"Gabra Zackman as Paulina who later steals the act in a scene in which she forces Leontes to look at the baby he swears is not his. She's equally powerful in the second act when she explains (demands) that Leontes "awaken" his faith." - CurtainUp for The Winter's Tale

"The Taming of The Shrew is set in the swinging 60's and is graced- if that's the word- by the bra-burning, chainsaw-wielding Kate of Gabra Zackman, who is clearly having the time of her life and makes sure that you'll do the same." - The Wall Street Journal for The Taming of The Shrew

"From the moment that Gabra Zackman, playing Katherina in the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Taming of the Shrew, sets her bra on fire, you know you're in for an evening of raucous fun at the hand of the Bard. Zackman's Katherina, the woman who refuses to be wooed, is wild, energized, with an acid tongue that not only spits out her diatribes, but physically lashes out, slicing the air reptilian style towards the play's dastardly men." - The Putnam Examiner for The Taming of the Shrew

"Gabra Zackman gives Ralphie's mom an unerring sense of when to speak up and when to shut up to master every family disaster."  - The Salt Lake Tribune for A Christmas Story

"Gabra Zackman, equally versatile and affecting, plays the mother, a gallery owner, and an artist model." - Philadelphia Inquirer for My Name is Asher Lev

"Zackman is captivating as Olivia.  As an actor, she puts herself out there.  Her transformation from an aristocrat in mourning to an infatuated woman eager to consummate her romance is fun to watch.  Her scenes with Hartke when she is trying to kiss her as Cesario are hilarious." - Scarsdale Inquirer for Twelfth Night

"Her scenes with the equally adept Gabra Zackman as Olivia are a scintillating mix of love, scorn and confusion." 

- The Journal News for Twelfth Night

"Gabra Zackman, the appealing jolie laide who plays his apparent inamorata, is a really superior comedienne who matches him laugh for laugh, and the rest of the cast stays neck and neck with their hijinks." - The Wall Street Journal for The Liar

"Other standouts include Stephen Wolfert and Gabra Zackman as the comically entertaining duo of Sir John Middleton and Mrs. Jennings, who drive much of the plot with their meddling ways. It would be easy to dislike them because of their nosiness, but Wolfert and Zackman just do such entertaining portrayals that it’s impossible to not enjoy each of their appearances on stage." - Daily Actor for Sense and Sensibility

"Zackman delivers the song and the ensuing speech earnestly and beautifully, without a hint of irony and with the zeal of the converted.  She who hated with all her being, having tasted love, now loves with all her being." - The Journal News for The Taming of the Shrew

"Zackman, taking full advantage of the stage direction "Enter Cassandra with her hair about her ears," delivered chills as the crazed prophetess spewed warnings of Troy's demise." - Examiner for Troilus and Cressida

"It was lovely to see Zackman playing a wholly lovely lady - she impressed me so much as the evil queen in last year's Cymbeline that it took a few minutes for me to be sure she wasn't about to produce a vial of poison and try to dispatch our King in one fell swoop." - Hudson Valley News for Pericles

"Margaret is played by Gabra Zackman as a woman of the world who knows how to banter and play the game of sex." - Times-Herald Record for Much Ado About Nothing

"Gabra Zackman plays Asher's conflicted mother, a hard-bitten gallery owner and an artist's model.  She's so good that she convinces us she is each of these vastly different women." - Broad Street Review for My Name is Asher Lev

"Gabra Zackman's purely evil queen - imagine Cruella de Vil turning from dalmatians to larger prey - is captivating.  She often holds her expression for a beat at the end of her lines, sweeping her sharp profile around the stage.  It is a wicked touch." - The Journal News for Cymbeline


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