AngelPirate Productions was founded in 2005 by Gabrielle Corsaro. Gabrielle is Co-Founding Artistic Director of The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival. This annual festival strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue around perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, intersectionality and bias, through powerful acts of theatre.
A native of Philadelphia and an actor since childhood, Gabrielle graduated from Temple University with a Communications degree, and then spent several years studying and working as an actor in New York. She got her SAG card and appeared in independent films, commercials, and lots of NYC black box theaters. It was both incredibly wonderful and utterly frustrating on a daily basis. Parenthood brought her back home to Philly, and gradually Gabrielle began writing and directing, frequently with the women-centric Green Light Arts. The name AngelPirate is a conceptual mashup of (Gabrielle/Gabriel = The angel of mercy) + (Corsaro/Corsair = An Italian word for pirate) = AngelPirate, a force for good who is armed with conviction. AngelPirate evolved from a desire to serve the Philadelphia community by developing, supporting, and presenting original performance pieces by local artists which amplify voices historically silenced and ignored.
AngelPirate. Encouraging creative commotions.
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