Gabriela Ortega

How to Defend Yourself


Regional Theatre: Lovesick at the Victory Gardens Theatre; Members Only at the Los Angeles Theatre Center; How To Defend Yourself at Ojai Playwrights Conference. Film: Safe Haven (2018 Sundance Ignite Winner). Solo Performance: Las Garcia by Gabriela Ortega (Touring Production); Franklin.Father.Papi at The Road Theatre Company; 23nMe at Teatro Luna West. Additional Credits: Ortega received her B.F.A. in acting from USC. She is a recipient of the Aileen Stanley Award for Acting, The Stanley Musgrove Award for Creative Talent and the 2018 Latino Stage Alliance Playwrights Fellowship. To learn more, please visit