(UPDATED 1/31/22) Bonnie Milne Gardner is an award-winning playwright whose 40+ plays have been featured around the country, including Cleveland Play House, New School for Drama, San Diego Human Rights Festival, and Edward Albee Last Frontier Conference. Her scripts garnered honors from Actors Theatre of Louisville Ten Minute Plays, McLaren Comedy Competition, Writers Digest, and the Columbus Dispatch. Most recently her full-length comedy "Wedding Blisters" was selected as a Finalist in the AACT NewPlayFest 2022. But she is particularly proud of winning the limerick contest at the Southern Writers Project Festival of New Plays.
Her plays have appeared in numerous publications, including Next Stage Press, Clockhouse, and Scripts for Stage. The historical drama, THE SECRET WAR OF EMMA EDMONDS was selected for 365 Women a Year Project. Her book, THE EMERGENCE OF THE PLAYWRIGHT-DIRECTOR IN AMERICAN THEATRE, with a forward by Megan Terry, was published by Edwin Mellon Press in 2001.
Bonnie earned a PhD in theatre from Kent State University, and has worked as an educator, writer, director, and dramaturg. A two-time winner of Excellence in Playwriting by the Ohio Arts Council, she recently "ran away from home" to focus on writing. A member of Dramatists Guild and New Play Exchange, she currently lives in Asheville, NC where she co-runs the Stage Brews Workshop.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
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MORE ABOUT ME
My best experiences over the years grew out of healthy collaborations where writer, performer, and director work in tandem to shape a vibrant work of art. Unfortunately, these opportunities are rare in this country. My goal is the help nurture and celebrate organizations and people that promote it.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
"Vices and Virtues," a collection of monologues which presents actions of morality. They include a young priest facing rebels in Peru, a scientist at her first NASA launch, and a puppet announcing the Great Snail Race.
women, comedy, collaboration, monologues, ten minute plays, adaptations
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