Gracie Gardner, born in 1991, is a playwright from New England who writes on body horror, the abject, and American hypernormalisation. Gracie is a proud member of Ensemble Studio Theater’s Obie-winning group Youngblood and she’s the recipient of the American Playwriting Foundation's Relentless Award. Her work includes “Panopticon“ (Clubbed Thumb Biennial Finalist), “Hate Baby“ (James Stevenson Prize), “This One’s Set In A Spa“ (Bridge Residency), “Primary“ (Project Playwright Award), “Ballgirl“ (Queens Theatre), “Very Dumb Kids“ (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Commission), “Human Resources“ ( James E. Michael Award), and “Manning Manning Manning“ (Horn Gallery Grant). She has a Manhattan Theater Club Sloan Foundation Commission and she is a SPACE on Ryder Farm resident. Other residencies include The Hearth, Two River Theater, and Collaborative Arts Mobility Project. Other work has been seen at The New Group, Atlantic Theater Company, The Old Vic, HERE Arts Center, National Public Radio, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Two Headed Rep, Adjusted Realists, Hearth Gods, the High Line, Naked Angels, Tripeg Lobo, The Exponential Festival, SubCulture, The Kraine Theater, Mason Holdings, Dixon Place, The Flea, Adaptive Arts, Playing on Air, JACK, Tiny Rhino, The Secret Theatre, RULE OF 7x7, 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, The Tank and The Brick. She is also a member artist at Less Than Rent and she loves writing plays for the kids at the 52nd Street Project. Her work has been published by Samuel French and The Dionysian, HERE Arts Center, and On the Verge. Gardner lives in Los Angeles, and is currently developing a TV show with director Tom McCarthy and Anonymous Content.
As of February 2019