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    © 2018 by BETH GARDINER

    Up next!

    MT + NYC Collaborative Writers Retreat in Gardiner, MT

    I could not be more excited to head west this fall and join some of my favorite artists and collaborators to develop new work at the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park. The MT+NYC Collaborative is asking questions about urban and rural audiences, the stories we tell between and across vastly different experiences and demographic groups, and the things we can teach and learn from one another in a very big country. They're also facilitating artistic exchanges and fostering useful relationships by hosting artist's retreats throughout the year in gorgeous places. I mean, Yellowstone. C'mon.  

    October, 2019

    Reading of Il Moro in NYC

    I'm directing a reading of this timely, poignant new play by Joseph Rodota in November at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in SoHo.


    Part courtroom drama and part love story, the play centers on the real-life trial of a Sicilian fisherman named Pancrazio Buciuni, the lifelong companion and colleague to German photographer Wilhelm von Gloeden. In 1940, at the height of the Italian Fascist government's campaign to prosecute homosexuality, he refused to surrender. Rodota was able to track down the transcripts from the trial and used them as the backbone for his script. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to work on a new play that tells a story at the intersection of so many issues I care about -- art, love, freedom. Come check it out! November 7. I'll add details as I know them.

    November 7,  2019

    Leslie-Lohman Museum

    26 Wooster Street
    New York, NY 10013
    (Between Grand & Canal Streets)