Gabby DiDonato

Playwriting | Cleveland State University | Class of 2022

Nothing's Magic isn't going to let you walk away from anything. You'll have to deal with the girl living in the dumpster outside your apartment.  You'll have to figure out a way to talk to the brother you've avoided for most for your adult life. You'll have to find room for everything you're trying to leave behind and put your faith in teenagers and sparklers. —Mike Geither


About Gabby

Gabby DiDonato is a playwright who likes cheetos and poetry, also cats. She’s graduating and that’s pretty cool.

What’s on your nightstand right now? 

Lots and lots of tissues, a lamp, an empty cup, earbuds, The Neon Hollywood Cowboy by Matt Mitchell, and a photo of my partner, my partner’s cat, and I.

Do you have any eccentric habits/strategies to get you started writing?

I have to listen to music and pace around or else my brain does not think of pretty words.

Your favorite place to write while in the NEOMFA?

At home, curled up like a gremlin.