Dear friends and fans, I hope you will catch Luke Yankee’s, lovely new play, MARILYN, MOM & ME as a benefit for Broadway Cares. I get to play his mother, Eileen Heckart and it is quite a journey. Below is a quote from Luke..

“For those of you who saw it last year, there are two new characters and 20 pages of new material. It’s back and better than ever! This deeply personal and largely autobiographical play is the story of a middle-aged man trying to better understand his tough-as-nails actress mother by unraveling her intense friendship with Marilyn Monroe on the set of BUS STOP. It recently won the grand prize at Southwest Theatre Productions New Works Festival and will be given a reading in Austin in late June.

Rex Reed says:
“Like two strangers linked by fate on a Greyhound bus, the unlikely personal and professional friendship that developed between vulnerable, lost and emotionally needy Marilyn Monroe and crusty, maternal, no-nonsense Eileen Heckart on the western rodeo set of ‘Bus Stop’ has now been preserved in amber by Luke Yankee as a stirring footnote to movie history you won’t want to miss. It’s a funny, dark, heartbreaking and unforgettable new play that wraps you in cashmere.”

Available on YouTube (at the link below) from Tuesday, April 27th @ 5pm EST until Saturday, May 1st @ 5pm EST. Watch the trailer here:

Featuring:  Robert Cuccioli, Laura Gardner, Lorrie Odom, Brian Rohan, Alisha Soper & Jordan Mills.  Written & Directed by Luke Yankee

MARILYN, MOM, AND ME ‘Earring Scene’ by Luke Yankee with Alisha Soper

Laura Gardner performs a new Y York monodrama.

We first met Laura when we were featured artists at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Alaska about 15 years ago. Laura is an inspirational acting coach as well as a powerful actor. Based in LA, she’s acted on and off-Broadway, as well as around the country on national tours and major regional theatres.

Rose Colored Glass is a Radio play by Janice L. Goldberg & Susan Bigelow.  Set in 1938 Chicago, it takes place in the back rooms of Lady O’Riley’s Pub and Rose Fleishman’s delicatessen. Their disparate worlds, separated by much more than the alley between their kitchens, are about to collide.

Act One

Act Two

Lia Romeo’s wonderful play about love in the times of Covid with Frank Collison!!

Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles)

Filmed in isolation & directed via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020

“I am not mad …”

At a time when loss is a reality for so many people around the planet, we visit with Constance who gives us all permission to grieve …  Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles)

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Posted by Shakespeare Republic on Monday, August 10, 2020

‘But, My Tea’ 

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Laura is now offering her Acting Workshop on Zoom
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Banana Bread
Written and Presented by Laura Gardner
Had a wonderful time with my dear friend and colleague.  Performing Arts Studio West Presents Meet The Biz With David Zimmerman Special Guest: Laura Gardner

SEARCHLIGHT SHORTS | Marriage Material | dir. Oran Zegman

Laura Gardner as Louise Morris in Animal Kingdom

Laura is delighted to be playing Yenta Feldman in MARRIAGE MATERIAL

Marriage Material won Best of the Fest at the LA Comedy Film Festival!

Laura Gardner is one of the top and most respected acting teachers in Los Angeles. Laura teaches at the world-renowned Howard Fine Studios. She is an amazing actress, teacher, and coach, you will love this!


Emma Pruitt in Outcast

Laura Gardner Solo


See her interview: The Filmmakers Lifestyle – Laura Gardner