Bonnie Milne Gardner 

Emeritus Professor of Performing Arts


  • Ph.D., Kent State University


Bonnie is a member of the Dramatists Guild and has had more than 20 scripts produced by professional, community, and educational theatres. She teaches playwriting, American drama, and theatre education. She has also worked professionally as a director, arts administrator, and dramaturg. Dr. Gardner received an Ohio Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship, was a finalist at the Edward Albee Playwriting Conference, and a semi-finalist at Actors Theatre of Louisville's Ten Minute Play Contest. Her book, THE PLAYWRIGHT-DIRECTOR IN AMERICAN THEATRE, was published in 2001. In 2011, she was awarded the Welch Meritorious Teaching Award.