Sandra Gartner is the producing director of Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre, a theatre company in residence at the Paramount Theatre in southern Vermont. In New England, Sandra has performed with ART, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Vermont Stage and Lost Nation Theatre, among others. Favorite shows include: “Our Town”, “The Sisters Rosenzweig”, “The Laramie Project” and creating the role of Laura in “Sam and Laura” by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Ron Powers.
She has appeared in film and on television both regionally and nationally. Sandra portrayed the lead role of Susanne in “Elixir”, produced by Lipke Productions. Sandra is best known for her role as Mary Adams in the PBS Masterpiece Theatre series “The Adams Chronicles” and as Lydia Mudge in “The Mudge Boy” starring Richard Jenkins and Emile Hirsch.
President Clinton appointed her to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Arts for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She was a former president of the Vermont Film Commission. Sandra worked as a production coordinator for international art photographer Gregory Crewdson. Their work appeared in The New York Times Magazine and is part of the permanent collection at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC.
A freelance writer, her articles have been published in both regional and national newspapers and magazines. She co-authored the book, “To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women” which accompanied a touring exhibit. Her children’s book “Where Is Sam?” was published fall 2016.
Wild Angels Film produced an independent short narrative film, “UnSpoken”. The film is based on Sandra’s true story and article, Exploding the Baby Myth, originally published in Lady’s Circle Magazine. The script was written by Patty Meyers and was directed by Todd Sandler. “UnSpoken” had its premiere at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 2016 and on PBS in 2017.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS CLAIREE MOXIE PRODUCTIONS
ANNA’S JOURNAL ENSEMBLE THEATRE KAVANAH
MEMORY PALACE EMILY FULL CIRCLE & VART
BEYOND THERAPY CHARLOTTE VERMONT STAGE
JEWISH PLAY FEST ENSEMBLE THEATRE KAVANAH
FOUR SEASONS ASTRONAUT OFF-B’WAY & IN ONE THEATRICS
WRITERS IN PLAY ENSEMBLE VART
THE DINING ROOM ENSEMBLE VART
DISPUTATION MARGARET VART
COCKTAIL HOUR ANN VART
CHICAGO KITTY MIDDLEBURY PLAYERS
MOONSTONE PENELOPE WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FEST
SHADOWLANDS NURSE NORTHERN STAGE
MARK’S PLACE PIA DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL
STONE ENSEMBLE LOST NATION THEATRE
ROSENCRANTZ & GERTRUDE SHAKESPEARE ON MAIN
GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
ROCK FIRE BELLA BARRE HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Elixir Suzanne Lipke Productions
Northern Borders Maple Judge Kingdom County
Disappearances Bar Patron Kingdom County
Taking Woodstock Townie Ang Lee, Director
American Gun Sheriff Alan Jacobs, Director
Company Retreat Contractor Campbell Scott, Director
The Mudge Boy Lydia Mudge Michael Burke, Director
Dreaming Helen/mom Nora Jacobson, Director
Adams Chronicles Mary Adams PBS…”Masterpiece Theatre”
Windy Acres (TV) Verna Jay Craven, Director
Piedmont Hospital Client Wild Angel Films
I have worked with Sandy on other productions where I was the camera operator or boom operator, but never in a directing role. Her years of experience in acting helped bring life to the character that I wrote in an unexpected way. I'm really looking forward to working with Sandy and seeing what she can do in the role of Mary.