Director’s Biography

Stephanie Gardner, creator, director and host of “33 and Me” is a native of Emmaus, PA.  She is a writer and director for theater and film, based in Taos, NM.  Stephanie has written, directed, and produced over 20 short films, including, And If I Stay, a dark romantic drama shot in Montreal, Canada; the multi-award-winning film, If I Had A Piano (I’d Play You The Blues), an homage to sensuality, described as “an explorative romance in five movements;” and the forthcoming “Para Todo Mal…Para Todo Bien: A Mezcal Trilogy,” a bilingual (Spanish and English) tryptych of short films exploring themes of mishaps that occur due to language barriers and cultural misunderstandings.

As a freelance filmmaker and playwright, past clients include Yale University, Urban Stages, Miller Symphony Hall, The Hillhouse Opera Company, and Elie Wiesel. As a playwright, Stephanie’s plays and musical comedies have been performed globally.

Stephanie is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied in Singapore under the tutelage of Oliver Stone, Richard Wesley, Todd Solondz, and Sabrina Dhawan and received an MFA in writing for screen, television and stage.  She has a B.A. from The George Washington University in Dramatic Literature, Music and Creative Writing.