Artistic Director

Roberta Gasbarre serves as Artistic Director of Washington Revels as well as Stage Director for The Christmas Revels. Roberta is also the Director of the Smithsonian Institute’s Discovery Theater and recently finished her Masters in Fine Arts from Towson State University. Some highlights from her incredibly varied career include choreography and directing at Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, The Shakespeare Theater, Roundhouse Theater, and Washington Jewish Theatre. She has taught at Gallaudet University, George Washington University, University of Poznan, Poland and Montgomery College. Her dedication to educational theater is evident in her extensive experience with, among others Wolf Trap Farm Park, Living Stage Theatre Company a venture of Arena Stage, Kaiser Permanente Health Education Programs and the Hebrew Academy of Greater Washington. Roberta is married to Oran Sandel, local actor and master drama teacher, and has two sons.