Gabriel Franken

Gabriel’s first line was “Then I knew this could not do.” Memorizing it was difficult but he managed while attending his mother’s preschool in Iowa. He does not remember the play. Since then, he has said and directed others in saying many more lines.

He studied at Northwestern College in Iowa and was in the 2010 School at Steppenwolf pack. His debut at The Gift was cleaning up the gelatin used to emulate melted saints during intermissions for Lonesome West. Then he played seven characters in Night and Her Stars.

As he writes this, lines written by William Nedved (which have allowed him to pretend he grew up on Northwest Highway) float through his head. He has an easier time memorizing now.