NYT Critic's Pick Athena returns to JACK this fall, tickets on sale now. The script is available on Samuel French.

GRACIE GARDNER is a writer based in Los Angeles and New York. She is proud member of the Obie-winning group Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theater, a SPACE on Ryder Farm Resident, and an affiliated artist at Less Than Rent Theatre.

Selected work includes Pussy Sludge (American Playwriting Foundation's Relentless Award), Panopticon (Clubbed Thumb Biennial Finalist), The Student From New Jersey (Manhattan Theatre Club Sloan Foundation Commission), Spa Play (Bridge Residency), Primary (Project Playwright Award), IndianapolisAlyssa1985 Is Getting Married (Dixon Place), Very Dumb Kids (Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Commission), Human Resources (James E. Michael Award), and Manning Manning Manning (Horn Gallery Grant) and Ballgirl (Samuel French OOB Festival Winner).

Other residencies include the Kenyon Playwrights Conference, Two River Theater, and Collaborative Artists Mobility Project.

Her work has been seen at the New Group, Williamstown Theater Festival, Two Headed Rep, Hearth Gods, the High Line, Naked Angels. She is also loves writing plays for the kids at the 52nd Street Project. 

Selected plays are available on New Play Exchange.

  Ballgirl  at Samuel French OOB Festival, Directed by Skylar Fox

Ballgirl at Samuel French OOB Festival, Directed by Skylar Fox

  Manning Manning Manning  at Kenyon College, Photo by Ally Schmalling

Manning Manning Manning at Kenyon College, Photo by Ally Schmalling

  Aisle Eight  at Williamstown Theater Company, Directed by Bryn Herdrich, Photo by Sarah Sutton

Aisle Eight at Williamstown Theater Company, Directed by Bryn Herdrich, Photo by Sarah Sutton

 Athena at JACK, directed by Emma Miller, photo by Mike Edmonds

Athena at JACK, directed by Emma Miller, photo by Mike Edmonds

  Pussy Sludge  at HERE, workshop directed by Skylar Fox, photo by Hunter Canning

Pussy Sludge at HERE, workshop directed by Skylar Fox, photo by Hunter Canning