Gareth Hendee

Gareth Hendee is thrilled to be working once again with Rhonda Musak, having previously directed her in productions of Maurizio Pollini by Taylor Mac, Romeo and Juliet (St. Paul’s Chapel), The Good Person of Setzuan (Columbia University) and a reading of Michael Ian-Lerner’s The Gift (Dixon Place).  Other New York credits: Jeff Saphin’s Tim Esquare (Arlene’s Grocery);  Dahling (Grove Street Playhouse); Minky Starfish (New York Theatre Workshop “Just Add Water” series); Math & Aftermath (EST Youngbloods); Tango Ballad (Actors Studio); the American premiere of Howard Barker’s The Possibilities (Tribeca Lab); The Magic Formula (Judith Anderson Theatre); The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (Common Basis).  Regional credits include: Milwaukee: Kimberly Akimbo; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Dirty Blonde; San Diego: Dirty Blonde (co-directed with James Lapine); Chicago: Anyone Can Whistle; Lorca’s The Love of Don Perlimplin for Belisa in the Garden; the world premiere production of the Lapine/Finn/Fitzhugh musical Muscle; Samuel Beckett’s Not I (Bailiwick Directors Festival – Best of the Fest Award); Sunday in the Park with George, (four Jeff Citation Awards, including Best Director and Best Production of a Musical).

Gareth is a self-taught artist whose first portraits were quick pen-and-ink sketches of sleeping passengers on the subways of New York City, London and Berlin.  A member of the NYC Queer Men’s Erotic Drawing Workshop and the Leslie Lohman Gay Arts Foundation, Gareth has shown work at the Leslie Lohman Museum, the Prince Street Project Space and at the New York GLBT Center.  His work is in the permanent collection of the LLGAF, in many private collections, and has been published in the books Dirty Little Drawings and Lover Man.  Gareth holds an MFA from Columbia University.