Stage Direction Reader, The Ways of Necessity
MANDY GARDNER is very excited to be a part of the Durango PlayFest again, having had a blast last year reading in Standby to Standby. Mandy holds a BA in Theatre and Music from Washington and Lee University in Virginia. She has been seen in the regional premiers of Mamma Mia! (Donna Sheridan) and Mary Poppins (Winifred Banks, Broadway World-Denver Award). Other recent performances include Aldonza/Dulcinea in Man of LaMancha, Mrs. Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility, Fiona in Shrek, and Mrs. Whatsit in A Wrinkle in Time. This fall she is set to play Aimee Blake in Merely Players’ production of The Humans. Mandy also sings with the Durango Women’s Choir, is the Theatre Coordinator for the 10-Minute Play Celebration at the Durango Arts Center, and has an awesome 13-year-old daughter.