Gabrielle Savrone has 3 older brothers, her entire family have always been heavily involved in both the arts and community service sectors, they would visit retirement homes and refugee camps to share positivity through art. She spent most weekends doing tech for shows on anti-bullying or helping her parents edit scripts / choreography. Throughout her school life she held the top awards in visual arts and drama. She did take a hiatus from creative work after school and managed a few village cinemas sites, she then worked as dental nurse and medical practice manager. Eventually Gabrielle found her way back into the arts and completed a bachelor at Deakin university in 2014 with a double major in visual arts and drama. Upon completion of her degree she took over ownership of The Owl and Pussycat Theatre in Richmond in 2014 with her friend and then creative partner Thomas Ian Doyle. They renamed the venue The Owl and Cat Theatre and then spent 3 years developing new work and festivals, including 4 seasons of main stage world premier plays from across the globe. They devised new work and created festivals including Platform new works festival and Orgasm short play festival. Gabrielle also curated multiple art shows and exhibitions in the theatre during this time.
Gabrielle has written, directed and performed in many shows. Some Directing credits include RIOT by Thomas Ian Doyle (Starring Jonathan Peck) 2014, The Winners By David L Williams (Starring Ra Chapman) 2016, After Party by Michael Thebridge (World Premier SOLD OUT Season) 2015. Writing credits include Painted Pictures 2013, Red Boots and Half Smoked Cigarettes 2017, and Bordello 2016. Performing credits on The Owl and Cat stage include, Between the Sheets, Cie La Vie, The Love That Dare Not Speak it’s Name, Paper and the the award winning one woman show What is the Matter with Mary Jane written by Wendy Harmer and Sancia Robinson at the Seymour Centre in Sydney. On screen credits include, Blue Heelers, Offspring and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, plus of course the odd commercial and independent film, including Oxfam, The Cancer Council, and Short Distance by Nic Barker.
Gabrielle has been lucky enough to be flown internationally twice as a production partner to The Last Frontier playwriting Conference in Valdez Alaska USA. She has attended as a producer, actor and director, with the pleasure of showcasing her work on two award winning playwrights plays with them in the audience, FleshEatingTiger 2015 by Amy Tofte, and A Very Modern Marriage by Arthur Jolly 2016. She has been asked to attend again in 2018, but this time to create a short film of the conference experience. After recently wrapping up The Owl and Cat Theatre, Gabrielle is now currently working in television casting at Highway Casting in South Yarra, and is beyond thrilled to be invited into the Fresh Youth family as Artistic Director.
“I cannot wait to start working on the Fresh seasons, and I am truly honoured to be a part of a company that is doing so much good!” – Gabrielle Savrone