Gabriel Baron

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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  • filmmaker, editor, actor, director
  • BFA in Acting
  • From Portland, OR
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About Me


To soak it all in, to learn as much as possible and to keep my eyes open.


Compassionate and curious. Hungry and observant. Creative and mindful. Generous and adventurous. I am very interested in local communities, local food, anti-capitalist movements, gardening, educating, getting educated and generally doing my share to help out in the world as much as possible. I am inspired by the work and minds of Naomi Klein, Howard Zinn, Brecht, Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Michael Pollan, and others.


Compassion and personal growth. These are my reasons for being, in all their diverse manifestations, forms, opportunities, obstacles and lessons. This includes meeting as many people from around the world as possible to learn from and many experiences and backgrounds as possible. New perspectives and ideas help shape my world view and my idea of purpose and priority.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am traveling around building a network of like folks to collaborate, learn from and with, share, give and experience. Make the world smaller, draw humans together.


Surfed with some amazing folks in Berlin whose generosity expanded my view of the potential of the human capacity for kindness.


Food, cooking, children, nature, film, architecture, technology, language, tradition, movement, urban development, gardens, theater, picnics, people, mothers, fathers, uncles, brothers, companeros, horizontalism, literature, communication,

Music, Movies, and Books

I love the Cohen Brothers, PT Anderson, Wes Anderson, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Luc Besson, Terry Gilliam, Pixar, Chaplin, Keaton, Fellini, Radiohead, Bill Withers, Scott Matthews, Michael Jackson, David Byrne, Murakami, John Irving, Kerouac, Michael Pollan, Naomi Klein

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Founded two theater companies. One of which won several awards for our original work. Taught a clown workshop with mentally disabled students to great success.

Instigated and aided in the transformation of several humans from timid and self-conscious to bold and confident through the vehicle of acting class.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can show you how to do hat tricks, and juggle three balls. I can also help with knowledge of NYC and some cooking tips for winter vegetables. Also I know some stuff about coffee and theater.

Things I have taught:
Movement, mime, acting, physical comedy, commedia del arte, clown, commercial audition

Skills I have:
Cooking, dancing, Video editing, filmmaking, acting, some light carpentry

Things I would like to learn:
All languages especially Italian, French, German, Hebrew and Spanish, Clown, Film making, cooking, building, mask making, any and all activities that help create and bring people together and live a productive life without the need for capitalist consumerism.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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