Gabriel Vivas-Martinez

Gabriel is an actor, social theatre facilitator and researcher based in London. He has worked extensively as a theatre facilitator and researcher in The Netherlands, Italy, China, Hungary, Poland, South Africa, and the UK. Gabriel is currently a freelancer trainer of social theatre methods and youth participation in educational programmes of the European Commission. He believes that researching with and alongside communities is fundamental for engaging with the realities and the lived experiences of people, promoting a research culture that connects with activism and advances the potential for social change within an ethics of care.  

He is particularly interested in developing participatory research projects with young people, especially young people with disabilities, with migrant backgrounds and LGBTIQ+ young people. For Gabriel, the research processes is a creative opportunity to foster collaboration, exchange, and transformation. Currently, he is undertaking his PhD research examining masculinity and socially engaged theatre-making at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - University of London.