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Rodney Gardiner

  • Actor
  • Writer

In four seasons at OSF: Dromio of Louisiana and Dromio of Harlem in The Comedy of Errors; Dance Captain for The Comedy of Errors; Cockney Quartet 4, Ensemble in My Fair Lady; Coughlin, Rook in The Unfortunates; Sir Thomas Grey, Duke of Orleans, Michael Williams in Henry V; Amiens in As You Like It; Guy in The Imaginary Invalid; Rumour, Pistol, Gower, Harcourt in Henry IV, Part Two; Pirate and Police in The Pirates of Penzance; Ben Pettus in American Night; Black Swan Lab (2011, 2013).

Other theaters: Off-Broadway: Dr. Martin Luther King in The King Operetta, King Darius in The Persians, Kublai Khan in Marco Millions and others (Waterwell); Wailin’ Walter in his one-man blues narrative, Episodes in Blue (various theaters and high schools around the Tri-State Area). Regional: Caesar Wilks in Gem of the Ocean (Fountain Theater); Willie in Master Harold…and the Boys (GableStage); Cymbeline, Man of La Mancha (Utah Shakespeare Festival). Other credits: Writer (Waterwell); worked with Teo Castellanos performing in jails, rehab centers and homeless shelters in Miami, Florida. Education: New World School of the Arts; BFA, State University of New York, Purchase.