GRACIE GARDNER is a Brooklyn-based writer. She is a proud member of the Obie-winning group EST / Youngblood and the recipient of the American Playwriting Foundation's 2017 Relentless Award. Her work includes Panopticon (Clubbed Thumb Biennial Finalist), Pussy Sludge (HERE Arts Center), Spa Play (Bridge Residency), Primary (Project Playwright Award), Ballgirl (Queens Theater), 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). Plays in progress include I'm Revolting, a medical malpractice horror play, In the Blind, a story about men and guns and daughters who become monsters in basements, Fellowship, a sad comedy of vacation Bible school counselors desperately seeking answers, Peter, a love story that begins with a heartbroken dolphin, Marriage, in which two royal four-year-olds wed in medieval Europe, and Baby Maker, a near fi fable about artificial wombs. UPCOMING: Space on Ryder Farm Residency, a staged reading of Pussy Sludge at the Old Vic in London, and the premiere of Athena (NYT Critic's Pick) at JACK, produced by the Hearth.