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Terrific Review from TheaterScene.org:
https://theaterscene.org/2022/07/11-2/

"The animated Michael Gardiner wonderfully portrays Carl, the Steak ‘N Brew manager who is Brianne’s hapless platonic protector, as an empathetic everyman with a heart of gold...Mr. Gardiner is comedically priceless."--Darryl Reilly

Latest Projects

Reprising my role as CARL in Eric Bogosian's 1+1, now having its Special NYC Premiere, produced by The Black Box Performing Arts Center, headlining The Chain Play Festival in midtown Manhattan.

 

The Chain Theatre (312 W 36th St. 4th floor, New York, NY 10018).  7/8 at 8pm, 7/9 at 2pm, 7/10 at 2pm, 7/16 at 8pm, 7/17 at 2pm, 7/20 at 8pm, 7/21 at 8pm, and it closes on 7/22 at 8pm.

Tickets: https://www.chaintheatre.org/playfestival2022

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May-
June
2022

Originated the role of MIKE in

Beth Henley's EXPOSED at

The Black Box Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ.

May 22- Special Q&A with Beth Henley herself! (moderated by Paradise Square Tony Nominee Craig Lucas)

Performances: 5/7-5/28, Thursday-Sunday at 8pm

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MARCH-APRIL
2022

Playing MARK in the rarely-seen CLEOPATRA CLUB by Legendary Filmmaker Paul Schrader at

The Black Box Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ.

Performances: 3/24-4/10, Thursday-Sunday at 8pm.

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FEBRUARY
2022

Assistant Directing the NJ Premiere of Craig Lucas' ODE TO JOY at The Black Box Performing Arts Center in Englewood NJ

Performances: 2/10- 2/27

Playing Peter Cabot in Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS at Hudson Theatre Works, directed by Frank Licato

Performances: 2/10- 2/27

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NOVEMBER 2021 -
JANUARY 2022

Playing CARL in Eric Bogosian's New Play 1+1 at  The Black Box Performing Art Center in Englewood, NJ

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December

2021

Performed a monologue in Neil Labute's TEN X TEN

at Black Box PAC

Performances: 12/9-12/12

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Participated in the NEW WORKS FEST at Black Box PAC which featured new short plays by John Guare, Caridad Svich, myself, and others.

 

My play THE CRAB WIFE was featured. I directed Mr. Guare's SATORI and played A in Mr. Guare's BETWEEN.

Performances: 12/16-12/19

October
2021

Had a workshop reading of my new play FRANKENSTEIN UNLEASHED at Black Box PAC.

FRANKENSTEIN UNLEASHED is a wickedly funny, in-your-face riff on Mary Shelley’s classic novel which explores what happens when Victor Frankenstein actually completes his work on The Creature’s “Bride”. Infusing bold humor, a myriad of Shakespearean and classical allusions, and a fair dose of all-out gore, Michael Gardiner’s new play ponders nothing less than what it means to be “alive.”

Cast/Creative Team:

Victor: Kevin Thiel

The Creature: Michael Gardiner

The Bride: Danielle MacMath

Elizabeth/Girl: Ilana Schimmel

Clerval/Sharky/Blind Man: Sam Cancelarich

The Boy: Jeffrey Lubin

Directed by: Matt Okin

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