Gabriele Schafer - Biography

Gabriele Schafer was born and raised in Germany, educated and trained in theater in the US. She holds a BA in Criminal Justice and Theater from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MFA (acting) from the Yale School of Drama. In 1981, along with her husband Nick Fracaro, she co-founded Thieves Theatre, a socially engaged theater company that was renamed International Culture Lab in 2007. Since 2014, she has additionally focused on a personal acting career in film and television.